Jeremy Vine receives death threats from anti-vaxxers

Images above: Man who delivered the ‘anti-vaxx writ’ to Jeremy Vine’s house; Jeremy Vine

A group of anti-Vaxxers turned up outside Jeremy Vine’s house in Chiswick on Sunday to serve an ‘anti-vaxx writ’ on him because they were angry with the BBC’s reporting of the Covid vaccines. The broadcaster was not in at the time, so as the group filled the street outside his house, one of them ‘served’ the ‘writ’ instead to his wife Rachel, who is also a BBC journalist.

‘They were polite, for which I’m grateful’ wrote Jeremy on Twitter, ‘but coming to my home on a Sunday? And I’m a little unnerved by the heavy breathing too’.

Jeremy posted a video of the group on Twitter, in which one of them presents a statement to the camera saying:

“That was better than expected so we don’t need to make a huge point”

On the video a second person can be heard breathing heavily as he walks along.

The broadcaster also posted messages from anti-vaxxers commenting on his Tweets, including two comments which appeared to suggest he should be hanged.

‘These people are perhaps a little more scary than they are first appear’ he commented.

The group’s messages include:

‘You should be unnerved mate, this is just the beginning’

‘Wait till we come with the noose Jeremy’

‘He should be more than unnerved, we all know exactly where he lives now. Let’s see if he tones down his rants on TV now’

‘Take this prick to the noose’.

Thanks to “my lovely Chiswick neighbours for watching out for me”

Jeremy told The Chiswick Calendar:

“In my job I’m just trying to report the reality of the vaccine. We see the effects around us and they’re broadly positive. It’s not my job to second-guess the science. I think these protesters are in the grip of a pretty serious misunderstanding. I wish them well but I don’t think they should be going to people’s homes on a Sunday. I’d like to thank my lovely Chiswick neighbours for watching out for me.”

Before they’d delivered their piece of paper to Jeremy’s house, the group recorded another video in which the spokesman says:

“You see we’ve got one or two of us in the resistance turned up. First of all we’re just going to try, we’re going to knock on his door, we’re going to try and hand over the notice. If he just takes the notice then we’re going to leave. It’s all going to go off without incident, absolutely perfect. If he doesn’t open the door, what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna bring all the boards down.

“We’ve got all our yellow boards and we’re going to take the whole street with yellow boards and we’re going to wait for the police to arrive and then when the police arrive we’re gonna get the police to assist us to deliver the notice of liability”.

‘Sinister and deranged’

In response to Jeremy Vine’s Tweets his followers expressed their hope that his wife and daughters were ok and urged him to report the incident to the police. The Metropolitan Police responded on Twitter, inviting Jeremy to give more details.

‘This is intimidation & totally unacceptable behaviour’ wrote broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika.

‘that’s proper sinister and deranged’ wrote doctor Ian Wacogne.

Others, including lawyers, wondered what constituted an ‘anti-vaxx writ’.

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