Chris Hopgood was visited by officers from Durham Police yesterday.
Detectives wanted to quiz him over allegations in a newspaper that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
They left after a short time and last night a spokesman for Durham Police said no crime had been committed and no further action would be taken.
Mr Hopgood, who could not be contacted last night, has denied any links to the notorious Far Right group, which is still classed as a terrorist organisation in the US.
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