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Love Island star Kendall Rae Knight attacked by trolls after her mum gets arrested

Love Island star Kendall Rae Knight is attacked by social media trolls after her mother, 60, is arrested on suspicion of child abduction

Kendall Rae Knight has been hit with an influx of hateful messages from trolls via social media following the arrest of her mother, Jane Prior.

The love Island star’s mother, 60, was arrested on suspicion of child abduction on Thursday, after an eight-year-old girl went missing from her school in Lancashire.

Since the arrest, fans have been directing their rage at Kendall, as they sent a wave of hateful messages and comments on her latest Instagram picture. 

Keyboard warriors: Kendall Rae Knight, 30, has allegedly been attacked by social media trolls after her mother was arrested on suspicion of child abduction (pictured with her mother, Jane)

The youngster, named Darcy Shea, was found safely in the afternoon, with police officials believing that she was picked up by Jane – as they arrested her for suspected child abduction.

And according to The Daily Star, fans commented on a bikini-clad throwback snap that Kendall posted on Thursday prior to the arrest.

With the comments seemingly now removed, the publication reported that one person quizzed: ‘Why did your mom steal a little girl and get arrested?’

Trolls: Fans seem to have been directing their rage at Kendall, as they allegedly sent a wave of hateful messages and comments on her Instagram

Trolls: Fans seem to have been directing their rage at Kendall, as they allegedly sent a wave of hateful messages and comments on her Instagram

Throwback pic: And according to the Daily Star, fans commented on this bikini-clad throwback snap that Kendall posted on Thursday prior to the arrest

Throwback pic: And according to the Daily Star, fans commented on this bikini-clad throwback snap that Kendall posted on Thursday prior to the arrest

While another comment allegedly read: ‘How’s your mum doing?’

However, it seems many of Kendall’s fans were quick to jump to the ITV star’s defence, reportedly reminding the trolls that ‘it was her mother, not her’.

Other than seemingly removing the comments, Kendall has not commented on the situation – remaining quiet on social media since the holiday post.

Eight-year-old Darcy had last been seen outside St Cuthbert’s Primary School in Blackpool at 9am on Thursday morning and officers believed she was picked up by Jane. 

Legal trouble: Jane (pictured above) was arrested on suspicion of child abduction on Thursday afternoon, after eight-year-old Darcy (pictured right) went missing from her school in Lancashire

Missing: Darcy had last been seen outside St Cuthbert's Primary School in Blackpool at 9am on Thursday morning and officers believed she was picked up by Jane

Legal trouble: Jane (pictured left) was arrested on suspicion of child abduction on Thursday afternoon, after eight-year-old Darcy (pictured right) went missing from her school in Lancashire

But just after 3pm both of them were found safely and Mrs Prior was arrested on suspicion of child abduction.

​Officers had carried out searches and conducted a number of enquiries to try and find them both.

Ms Prior –  who has modelled on ITV favourite This Morning – has links to Preston and North Wales but was in the Blackpool area.

The pair were thought to be in a blue Mitsubishi Colt car registration SP56 RHO.  

Reality star: Kendall rose to fame on the 2018 season of Love Island, and still has a strong social media presence

Reality star: Kendall rose to fame on the 2018 season of Love Island, and still has a strong social media presence

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: ‘Further to our earlier appeals, Darcy, missing from Blackpool, has been found safe and well in the resort this afternoon.

‘A 60-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and is in custody.

‘Thank you to everyone who shared our appeals for information.’ 

Three years ago Ms Prior appeared on This Morning where she was wined and dined in Italy during a special dating section.

The Matchmaker Mountain segment featured her and explained her motivations for going on the show

She told the programme: ‘My daughter Kendall (Rae Knight) was on Love Island last year and although she didn’t find love on the show, I thought I hopefully might have more luck!!’

The pair were thought to be in a blue Mitsubishi Colt car registration SP56 RHO pictured here

The pair were thought to be in a blue Mitsubishi Colt car registration SP56 RHO pictured here

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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