Jeremy Clarkson says ‘someone could have been killed’ in Argentina Top Gear riot

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

The Doncaster-born host was forced to flee filming a show in the South American country after locals claimed a number plate on one of the vehicles used for the shoot was a jibe over the 1982 Falklands War.

It was claimed that the registration plate H982 FLK was a reference to the war between Great Britain and Argentina.

Clarkson and fellow presenters James May and Richard Hammond were 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.

“My profound thanks to all the people who helped. And to the sensible Argentinians who have apologised. We had planned a good ending for the show. But thanks to the government’s foolishness, it’s now even better

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