Jeremy Vine left 'unnerved' after anti-vaxxers turn up at his home

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine on stage during BBC2 Radio Live 2019 at Hyde Park on September 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Jeremy Vine said he had been left unnerved by the incident on Sunday. (Getty)

Broadcaster Jeremy Vine says he has been left "unnerved" after a group of anti-vaccine campaigners turned up at his home on Sunday.

The BBC presenter said he wasn't at home when the group turned up, so they handed an "anti-vaxx writ" to his wife instead.

Sharing a video on Twitter, Vine wrote: "I'm not at home at the moment, so these guys just served an 'anti-vaxx writ' on my wife instead.

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He added: "They are angry at the BBC’s #CovidVaccine reporting.

"They were polite, for which I'm grateful, but coming to my home on a Sunday? And I'm a little unnerved by the heavy breathing too."

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In the video, two men describe how they have given the notice to Vine's wife, and describe it as a "job well done".

Vine went on to add another video of a group of people gathered with placards, with commentary saying if the broadcaster did not open the door, they planned to "take the whole street" and wait for the police to arrive.

Vine shared a series of videos and tweets about the anti-vaxxers who showed up at his house. (Twitter/Jeremy Vine)
Vine shared a series of videos and tweets about the anti-vaxxers who showed up at his house. (Twitter/Jeremy Vine)

He wrote: "I have only just seen this: if my wife hadn't accepted the 'anti-vaxx writ' on my behalf, this group waiting near my house would then have 'taken the whole street.'

"The original video shows street name and house number really clearly. Always happy to engage but not like this."

He then added screenshots of a conversation about the incident in which one person wrote: "He should be more than unnerved, we all know exactly where he lives now".

Vine added: "These people are perhaps a little more scary than they are first appear. #CovidVaccine"

The incident comes just days after Northumbria Police said they were looking into an incident at a school in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, where a group of anti-vaccine campaigners allegedly confronted pupils outside a school with images of dead children.

Parents said their children had been "ambushed" by a group of up to seven anti-vaxxers outside St Thomas More Catholic School in before classes as the school began its coronavirus vaccination programme for pupils aged 12 to 15.

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