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Fireman Sam episode pulled over Koran slip

Associated Press Associated Press 27/07/2016

Britain's Channel 5 has removed an episode of children's series Fireman Sam from its streaming site after a character appeared to tread on a page of the Koran.

HIT Entertainment, which produced the TV show, has apologised "unreservedly" for the incident and says it has cut ties with the animation studio responsible.

In the animated show, a character trips on some paper on the floor of the fire station, sending several sheets of paper flying into the air, including one covered in what appears to be Arabic script.

The production company says the page was intended to show illegible text.

Miqdaad Versi of the Muslim Council of Britain, complained about the error, tweeting: "Have no idea what went through the producers' minds when they thought this was a good idea #baffled."

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