Once again I am led to wonder if the world has gone completely mad.
Children's TV puppet Basil Brush is at the centre of a bizarre police probe into claims by a group of gipsies that they were racially abused on a BBC programme.
The gipsies allege that an episode of the Basil Brush Show which showed a gipsy woman trying to sell the puppet fox wooden pegs and heather was racially offensive.
They contacted Northamptonshire police who have now approached the BBC over the claims.
Basil Brush probed by police over 'racist abuse' in gipsy spell sketch | the Daily Mail