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Basil Brush show racism row ends
Basil Brush
A scene showing a Gypsy trying to sell heather was reported
Officers investigating an episode of TV programme The Basil Brush Show after a complaint of racism have said they will take no further action.

A member of the public reported a scene which showed a Gypsy woman trying to sell Basil Brush heather and pegs.

Northamptonshire Police received a complaint about the repeat episode of the children's programme broadcast on digital channel CBBC.

Police said the complaint had been concluded without any arrests.

On Sunday, a Northamptonshire police spokesman, said: "The complaint was logged as an incident of a racist nature and our hate crimes unit is investigating."

Basil Brush, who appears on morning TV show Saturday Swap Shop on BBC2 first appeared in the 1960s and is well known for his catchphrase, "Boom Boom".

The programme has also been released on DVD.



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A scene showed a woman selling heather and clothes pegs



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