He used his police warrant card, handcuffs and knowledge of Covid laws to stage a fake arrest and snatch Ms Everard from the streets of London.
As a father of 2 teenage girls I have absolutely no idea how to impress on them that a policeman who stops them may be doing so on false pretences; may handcuff them unlawfully; may murder them for his own satisfaction. What do I say to help keep them safe — avoid the police? https://t.co/OmsItEUGV4
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) September 29, 2021
Ms Allsopp faced criticism after she said lockdowns should never be imposed in the wake of the tragedy in response to Jeremy Vine’s tweets.
Mr Vine said: “As a father of 2 teenage girls I have absolutely no idea how to impress on them that a policeman who stops them may be doing so on false pretences; may handcuff them unlawfully; may murder them for his own satisfaction. What do I say to help keep them safe — avoid the police?”
In a now-deleted tweet, Ms Allsopp responded: “No, You ensure that lockdowns are never, ever imposed again.
What is it you think I have “thought” that is so difficult to bear?
— Kirstie Allsopp (@KirstieMAllsopp) September 30, 2021
“In any any other circumstance this could not have happened.”
Among the sea of comments, people wrote: “@kirstieallsopp the murderer of #SarahEverard did not need Covid to carry out crimes against women, he would have done it at any time. What a crass and insensitive tweet.”
“What a disgusting, crass, and insensitive tweet from Kirstie Allsopp. She needs to get her head sorted out.”
“Kirstie Allsopp, you are peddling a dangerous agenda here. Enough.”
“I cannot believe Kirstie Allsopp has blamed covid restrictions for the death of Sarah Everard. What a vile take this is.
As there was an outpouring of outrage on social media, Ms Allsopp later defended her comments in response to people attacking her.
One person wrote: “Your first thought is to use this murder, which is clearly the fault of the murderer (who would no doubt have found means, regardless), to push your anti lockdown message. I genuinely find it baffling and I wonder where your empathy is? It’s clear you’ve struggled with lockdown.”
The star responded: “I did no such thing. I responded to a question from Jeremy Vine asking should he tell his daughters not to trust the police, I said they should not be given powers they could abuse. It was a response to one person’s question.”
The Standard has approached Channel 4 for further comment.