'Absolutely petrified' Michelle Dewberry recalls horrifying London Underground experience

Michelle Dewberry speaks on GB News

Michelle Dewberry is a self proclaimed 'tough cookie', but was left 'petrified' by the experience

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 30/08/2023

- 19:32

The GB News star had tweeted that a 'madman' was onboard her carriage

GB News presenter Michelle Dewberry has recalled a horrifying ordeal on the London Underground that left her “absolutely petrified”.

Dewberry had tweeted that a “madman” was onboard her carriage threatening passengers while she was present with her toddler.

The incident has been reported to the police.

Speaking on the social media platform X, the GB News star revealed her son had a lucky escape as the individual “didn’t reach” him, but admitted it was a “scary” experience nonetheless.


Michelle shared her story on GB News, saying the individual was “ranting and raving”, which spiked fears that she could have been in a similar situation to families in Annecy, France, when a rampaging attacker stabbed a child in their pram.

“I have to say I’m a tough cookie, but being in that situation in a packed carriage, I was absolutely petrified”, she said.

“The main reason I was petrified was because I had an image of that situation in Annecy, where that guy went around stabbing children.

“I panicked, and I found myself moving my child to get as far away from this guy as possible, which wasn’t far because we were packed in.”

The 43-year-old went on to add how grateful she was for a fellow commuter who took a gamble by opting to help her.

“This lady got off her seat and stood right next to me”, she explained.

Police officers

The police have been informed of the incident


“She helped me shield my son. She was shoulder to shoulder with me and she said ‘don’t worry, I’m going to help you look after him’.

“I can’t tell you how much that touched me. The whole thing shook me up.”

Dewberry clashed with Shrewsbury Town Councillor Elisabeth Roberts over the manner in how she described the threatening individual, having dubbed him a “madman”.

Speaking on Dewbs & Co, Roberts pulled Michelle up on the term.

“How do you know that he’s a madman?,” she asked.

Dewberry snapped back: “Because that’s the term that I chose to describe him based on his erratic, aggressive, threatening violent behaviour.”

Roberts argued back in response: “Mental health isn’t supported. Those adjectives you have used suggests that person may have an underlying problem.

“You should not go around doing that!”

Dewberry said: “What you’re saying is, if someone acts in a violent, threatening manner, you’re saying they have a mental health issue.

“I would reject that if I was suffering with a mental health issue.”

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