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A FAM­ILY who star on TV show

apol­o­gised for post­ing a joke pho­to­graph on Face­book with the cap­tion “ISIS train­ing day”.

Broth­ers Ba­a­sit, Raza and Umar Sid­diqui were snapped wear­ing cam­ou­flage to go paint­balling.

But the im­age was re­ported to po­lice after it was up­loaded to Face­book by 31-year-old Raza – 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 has now apol­o­gised, writ­ing on Twit­ter: “The im­age on Face­book 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: “A mem­ber of the pub­lic con­tacted us after a photo of three men at a paint­ball cen­tre was up­loaded to Face­book, men­tion­ing the so-called Is­lamic State.

“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 what­so­ever.

“We will be of­fer­ing suit­able words of ad­vice to those who up­loaded it. How­ever, no of­fences have been com­mit­ted and there will be no fur­ther po­lice ac­tion.”

A spokesman for said: “The Sid­diquis are aware that this post was mis­judged and have apol­o­gised for their mis­take.

“It will not af­fect their po­si­tion on OOPS!!! fam­ily say joke was mis­judged

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