Media regulator Ofcom has received more than 2000 complaints over comments made by TV presenter Matthew Wright about the murder of a teenager.
The TV watchdog has launched an investigation after receiving around 2220 complaints from viewers after the Channel 5 show poked fun at the death of 16-year-old Liam Aitchison on Lewis.
Wright was forced to apologise to the boy's parents after he put on a Scottish accent and said "there's been another murder", mimicking popular detective show Taggart.
Panel member Charlie Baker joined in, describing the police investigation as "the longest ever episode of Taggart", during the news review.
The comments caused widespread anger, with local politicians calling for Wright's resignation and a Facebook page calling for him to be reported to Ofcom.
Wright made a half-hearted apology on his show on December 7, the day after the comments were made, but then told complainers to "grow up".
The presenter made a more solemn apology on air the following day and Channel 5 confirmed he had sent a letter to Liam's parents.
Two men have been charged with killing the teenager in what is believed to be the first murder on the Isle of Lewis for more than 40 years.