Susanna Reid reveals she was the victim of a knife crime

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  • Susanna Reid
    Susanna Reid
    English television presenter (born 1970)
Susanna Reid reveals she was the victim of a knife crime credit:Bang Showbiz
Susanna Reid reveals she was the victim of a knife crime credit:Bang Showbiz

Susanna Reid revealed she was attacked by a man with a knife during a terrifying ordeal.

The 'Good Morning Britain' presenter was the victim of a knife crime 25 years ago, when a man tried to mug her and slashed through her clothes and bag with his weapon.

She said: "25 years ago, I was walking through South London. I had just taken a load of cash out of a cash machine to go out for a night out. And a young lad came up to me and got my bag off me.

"And as he ran away, I ran after him. And in fact, he dropped my bag, he took the money.

"But I looked down at the bag, and at my coat. And there was a knife slash across my body, through my clothes and through my bag."

Susanna, 50, shared her story while supporting Crystal Palace football club's Divert scheme, which aims to reduce knife crime.

She said: "I feel particularly affected and touched and moved to support the work that is being done to tackle knife crime. And my heart breaks for anybody who has been affected.

"I've got three teenage boys. And we know it's hard to find a group of teenagers in South London who are not affected in some way by knife crime."

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