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Jeremy Clarkson Claims Emergency Call Operator Threatened To Report Him For 'Racist Behaviour'

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Jeremy Clarkson Claims Emergency Call Operator Threatened To Report Him For 'Racist Behaviour'

Jeremy Clarkson has claimed an emergency call operator threatened to report him to police over 'racist behaviour'.

The broadcaster said his neighbour recently found a crashed drone in his garden containing aerial footage of large houses in the local area - including Clarkson's, situated on his 1,000 acres of land in Chipping Norton, in the Cotswolds.

Then, last Wednesday (20 October), he said he spotted another drone circling above his farm, and later that night 'a couple of chaps came up the drive in a Mk 1 murderer's special Land Rover Discovery'.

Clarkson said his 999 call did not go as planned. Credit: Alamy
Clarkson said his 999 call did not go as planned. Credit: Alamy
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Writing in his column for The Sunday Times, the 61-year-old said: "They said they just wanted a selfie, and there's nothing unusual about that. Lots of people come up the drive hoping to get a picture.

"But there was something about them I didn't like the look of. And there have been a lot of burglaries in the area recently. And I'd just taken delivery of two puppies. And there had been that drone scouting the site just a few hours earlier.

"So, having politely invited the visitors to eff off, I dialled 101, which is the police-lite number for non-emergencies."

Clarkson said he was met with a recorded message about reporting Covid-19 lockdown breaches and information about reporting minor crimes online, so he 'got bored and rang 999'.

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But he said the call took a turn, and it was him who almost ended up getting investigated by police.

The presenter said people regularly visit the farm in pursuit of selfies. Credit: Alamy
The presenter said people regularly visit the farm in pursuit of selfies. Credit: Alamy

He recalled: "She seemed to think I was reporting someone for wanting a selfie. But she did at least ask me to describe them, so I said they were Travellers.

"There was then a pause, after which she said that if I continued in this vein, she'd be forced to open a new line of inquiry into racist behaviour.

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"That was scary, and tricky too, because how do you describe someone without bringing colour and religion and race into it?

"I explained to Magnum PI that they'd actually introduced themselves as Travellers, but she couldn't get her head around this either, so the call ended and I waited for the actual police to not show up.

"Naturally they obliged, which is why I went to bed with a big ebony stick that's used throughout Africa for killing lions."

LADbible put the claims to Thames Valley Police, but they declined to comment.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News, Celebrity, Jeremy Clarkson

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