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Gogglebox family sorry for joke ISIS photograph

By Sherna Noah

A family from TV's Gogglebox has apologised for posting a Facebook photograph with the caption "ISIS training day".

Brothers Baasit, Raza and Umar Siddiqui found themselves in hot water over the image of them wearing camouflage gear before going paint-balling.

The photograph was reported to police after it was uploaded by Raza (31) - who has only appeared in a handful of episodes of the hit Channel 4 show - with the caption: "ISIS training day, look how happy we look."

Baasit subsequently took to Twitter to apologise, writing: "The image was meant to be light-hearted, but was clearly a joke that was misjudged. We are extremely sorry for any offence caused."

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: "We have examined the photograph and are satisfied that the caption was not intended to be taken seriously, and there was no link to terrorism".

A spokesman for Gogglebox added: "They are aware that this post was misjudged and have apologised. It will not affect their position on Gogglebox."

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