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Gogglebox brothers in anti-terror probe over ISIS photo - report

Published 02/08/2016

Gogglebox brothers in anti-terror probe over ISIS photo - report
Gogglebox brothers in anti-terror probe over ISIS photo - report

Brothers Baasit Siddiqui and Umar Siddiqui, regulars on the reality show Gogglebox, were reportedly at the centre of an anti-terror investigation after a photo joking about ISIS was posted on social media.

The pair posed for the photo dressed in camouflage and smiling for the camera as they were getting ready for a day of paintballing, British newspaper the Daily Mirror reports.

Their brother Raza Siddiqui, who is also in the snap, then posted the image on his Facebook page, jokingly captioning the shot, "ISIS training day, look how happy we look!"

Several of the 31-year-old's friends commented on the photo with jokes about the terrorist organisation, with one even posting a snap of an ISIS member carrying a gun.

Anti-terror police reportedly visited Raza after one of his Facebook friends complained to the authorities about the offending photograph, according to British newspaper The Sun.

The Facebook friend, who chose to remain anonymous, told The Sun, "When you are in the media, you have a responsibility. His friends were liking and loving it."

Derbyshire Police later concluded there was no terrorism links but reportedly said they would be “offering suitable words of advice” to Raza, who has appeared on Gogglebox with his family a handful of times.

"No offences have been committed and there will be no further police action,” police added in a statement.

A representative for the Siddiqui has yet to comment on the report.

Baasit, along with brother Umar and their father Sid have been regulars on Gogglebox since it began in 2013.

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