Katie Hopkins defends terrorism tweet in wake of South Kensington crash

Katie Hopkins defends tweets in wake of South Kensington crash

The columnist had posted a series of now-deleted tweets implying the crash outside the Natural History Museum was terror-related

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Katie Hopkins has defended her reaction to the incident outside the Natural History Museum over the weekend. 

Police were summoned after a car struck pedestrians in South Kensington, injuring 11 people and prompted a major alert. 

Metropolitan Police later said the incident was not terror-related. 

During the incident, the Mail Online columnist had accused the BBC of spreading "state propaganda" despite the incident not having been confirmed as terrorism.

The claims prompted a widespread backlash against her but Hopkins stood by them at a media event on Monday (October 10), arguing there wasn't any such thing as truth and she "didn't buy" the incident being a road traffic incident. 

She said she "stood by the idea" of the incident being a terror attack. 

Hopkins left her role as a radio presenter after calling for a "final solution" in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing.