UK police investigate death threat against BBC chief over Clarkson sacking

March 29, 2015 12:47 PM

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UK police investigate death threat against BBC chief over Clarkson sacking

LONDON (Reuters) - Police in Britain said on Sunday they were investigating a death threat against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, made on the day he dropped celebrity TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson from the "Top Gear" motoring show.

Hall's decision not to renew Clarkson's contract because of what the BBC said was Clarkson's unprovoked physical and verbal attack on his producer, generated global headlines and angered many of Clarkson's fans.

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