Chris Evans sexual assault investigation dropped due to “insufficient evidence”

The Radio 2 DJ and former Top Gear host will face no further action after police state that "there was insufficient evidence to proceed"


Chris Evans will face no further investigation following allegations of “non-recent sexual assault”, it has been confirmed.


A spokesperson for the Radio 2 DJ and former Top Gear host confirmed to

“The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the complaint has been investigated, but it fails to meet the evidential test to warrant any further action. Case is dropped”.

The full Met statement reads:

“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 matter was investigated by officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command. Today, Thursday 28 July 2016, a man in his 50s was interviewed under caution by police at an East London police building.


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