This Morning's Alison Hammond says she thought she was 'going to die' after fearing she was being followed home

THIS Morning's Alison Hammond said she thought she was going to die while being followed.

The TV star, 46, discussed the day to day dangers that women face following the tragic death of Sarah Everard, who went missing in London last week while walking home.

Speaking to her co-star Dermot O'Leary, Alison explained: "I felt that adrenaline rush when you think you're being followed.

"When I've walked across the road and somebody's followed me across the road, I've got a little bit faster and that person has got faster, and I'm telling you, you think you're going to die.

"It could be easily nipped in the bud by just crossing the road."

Many women have spoken out since Sarah's disappearance on what men can do to make women feel safer.

It's a conversation Dermot said he has had with his own friends.

He said: "When you are on a street, you're walking home, and there's a woman walking on the same street, you cross the road, you get into the light, you make sure they know you are not a threat, you get your phone out, you do anything it takes, you do anything to make sure they know you're not a threat."

Mum-of-one Alison called the whole situation "a sad state of affairs" and said it was crucial children are educated on how to conduct themselves.

She said: "I think it starts when your child is quite young to be honest.

"Aiden [her son] is a teenager… I will always say, 'Walk a girl home when you can. If you do see someone in front of you, a lady in front of you, maybe just cross over the road'."

Earlier this afternoon police confirmed human remains in woodland in Ashford, Kent, were Sarah Everard.

She vanished last week after leaving a friend's house in Leathwaite Road in Clapham at about 9pm.

Sarah headed through a back gate on to the A205 South Circular before she is believed to have walked across Clapham Common.

The marketing manager had spoken to her partner on the phone for about 15 minutes.

PC Wayne Couzens, 48, was arrested on suspicion of her abduction and murder on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

One line of inquiry is that he may have lured Sarah into his vehicle out of view of CCTV cameras.

The serving Metropolitan Police officer is also being questioned about a separate allegation of indecent exposure.

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