Police called to Top Gear stunt
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 August 2012
Police in County Durham were called when 'Top Gear' presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May were making too much noise while filming a segment for their BBC show
Police were called when 'Top Gear' presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May were making too much noise filming.
The pair - who were joined by racer The Stig - were shooting scenes with a Mercedes-Benz and a BMW at Darlington FC's grounds in County Durham when authorities were alerted, and the policeman sent was shocked to see it was the cast of the BBC show.
Police Community Support Officer James Metcalfe told the Daily Star newspaper: "Someone from the area behind the stadium had called in to complain about the noise coming from the grounds.
"When I got there I was expecting to see some kids doing handbrake turns, pulling donuts and causing a nuisance. But instead it turned out to be 'Top Gear'. It was a little unexpected to say the least."
However, quick-witted Jeremy was quick to have a laugh with the policeman about the fact he had turned up on a bike.
James added: "He said to me, 'In London they issue the police with cars'."
Earlier in the day the group had been filming at the nearby Croft Circuit with the cars.