UK
08/10/2013 07:25 BST | Updated 08/10/2013 07:31 BST

Lord Sugar 'Racist Tweet' Investigation: Merseyside Police Say No Further Action To Be Taken

Police say they are taking no further action in relation to a tweet by Lord Sugar that led to a formal racism complaint.

The tycoon had posted a photograph of a Chinese boy looking upset, with the caption: "The kid in the middle is upset because he was told off for leaving the production line of the iPhone 5."

Nichola Szeto, a shop-owner from Liverpool, complained to the police and the tweet was treated as a "hate incident".

But on Tuesday, the force confirmed to HuffPost UK: "It's going no further."

No offence had been committed, a spokeswoman said, and Szeto had been told the file was closed.

In a statement on Sunday, she said she had not phoned the police, but did complain online, and confirmed she had visited the police station to make a statement because "I wanted to just voice my opinion and be heard".

Her statement went on:

I am of mixed English/Chinese heritage & my partner & children are chinese. What you wrote did offend me. I am not sorry for voicing my opinion because you would have done exactly the same if you were me.