A judge in Argentina has been ordered to reopen a criminal investigation Jeremy Clarkson, former Top Gear host’s drive through the country.
After protests over a number plate on a Porsche which Clarkson was driving, filming of a Top Gear special was stopped last year.
The plate appeared to reference the 1982 Falklands war and was replaced.
Earlier in 2015, a local judge ruled that the Top Gear team had not acted ‘in bad faith’ in changing the car plates.
However, a court has recently ruled the reopening of the investigation, stating that the crew knew swapped the car plates knowing it was illegal.
In 2014 locals were angered by the show using the registration number H982 FKL. Some took this as a reference to the Falklands.
Amid angry protests, the Top Gear team was forced to leave South America. Top Gear’s cars had to be abandoned by the roadside and the crew taken to the airport after being continuously hit with stones.
In defense of the show, Top Gear’s executive producer argued that the plate number was not intentionally chosen and was definitely not a stunt.
Some Falklands war veterans appealed against the closure of the case, which has since been reopened.
Mr Clarkson is accused by the prosecution of altering, falsifying or suppressing the number of an object that has been legally registered.
Osvaldo Hillard, spokesman of the Centre for Malvinas Veterans stated that they thought the Top Gear team changed the car plates knowing full well that it was illegal.
The case, which could take years to be resolved, will be reopened at Tierra Del Fuego’s High Court.