Chris Evans faces no further action over sexual assault allegations

It was alleged that the BBC presenter grabbed a former colleagues breasts in the 90s

Chris Evans faces no further action over sexual assault allegations

(Press Association)

Police in the UK have dropped an investigation into historical claims of sexual assault made against former Top Gear host Chris Evans.

According to The Telegraph, Evans will face no action over allegations made by a former colleague of a “non-recent sexual assault”, in which he was accused of grabbing her breasts in the early 1990s.

It is understood that the BBC presenter was questioned under caution today at a police station in east London by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "An allegation of non-recent sexual assault was made to police on Monday, 23 May 16.

"The allegation was made by a woman against a man. It related to incidents in Tower Hamlets in the 1990s.

"The decision was made by the police that there was insufficient evidence to proceed."

At the start of July, Chris Evans quit Top Gear after presenting the show for just one series.

He took to Twitter to announce his departure stating: "Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough."