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Presenter Emma Jones tells of terror after being followed while out shopping before security stepped in to help her

FOOTY presenter Emma Jones has revealed how she was left terrified after being followed while out shopping.

Emma – who fronts coverage on Leeds TV and also works for the BBC – said she had to seek refuge in a shop and call for help.

Emma Jones revealed her horrible ordeal on Twitter


Emma Jones revealed her horrible ordeal on Twitter

She said: “I was shopping alone when a man started following me. I walked into the shop to get away from him but he followed me in and wouldn’t leave me alone.

“A security guard and every staff member saw and proceeded to remove him from the shop and kept him away from me.”

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Writing on Twitter Emma, 30, added: “This isn’t the first time I’ve been followed, but it is the first time anyone has stepped in to help. And I cannot express how much this helped me.

“The reason I’m telling you this is because I think we sometimes see uncomfortable situations and choose to ignore it.

“I will be writing to the shopping centre staff to tell them how thankful I am.”

Earlier this year the presenter told how she’s regularly bombarded with explicit messages by ‘fans’.

The presenter has amassed an army of fans for her work at Leeds since 2017 and shot onto the national scene during England’s 2018 World Cup warm-up clash against Costa Rica.

Emma conducts post and pre-match interviews for LUTV – while also working for BBC Radio 5 Live and the Netball Nation podcast.

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She famously stole the show during England’s 2018 World Cup warm-up win over Costa Rica – with the TV camera operator clearly more interested in her than the match.

Photos on Emma’s social media through the years have shown her alongside Leeds legend Eddie Gray and a crop of stars including Stuart Dallas and ex-defender Pontus Jansson.

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