Clarkson’s death fears after riot over car reg plate

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TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has claimed someone could have been killed in a riot which saw him and his Top Gear crew thrown out of Argentina.

The Doncaster-born host was forced to flee filming after locals claimed a number plate – H982FKL – on a vehicle was a jibe over the 1982 Falklands War.

Clarkson was forced out after angry mobs attacked their vehicles with pickaxe handles and rocks.

He tweeted: “They threw us out for the political capital. Thousands chased crew to border. Someone could have been killed. This was not a jolly jape that went awry. For once, we did nothing wrong.

“The number plate WAS a coincidence. When it was pointed out to us, we changed it.”