Sky News presenter’s live report of Cressida Dick leaving the Met is torpedoed by a thug

A newscaster’s live report was torpedoed by a thug shouting “f*** the feds” on Thursday night, before he returned to the reporter to apologize after his mother berated him.

Amid a report on the resignation of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick earlier today, Sky News political correspondent Kate McCann was cut off mid-sentence by the unidentified person.

Just as Ms McCann was asked by Sky News studio presenter Gillian Joseph about the next steps for the commissioner, a male voice could be heard behind the correspondent, who was standing outside in London.

Amid a report on the resignation of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick earlier today, Sky News political correspondent Kate McCann (left) was cut off mid-sentence by the unidentified thug ( right) Thursday evening.

Despite the interruption and a flailing hand behind her, Ms. McCann professionally persevered with her report.

“Dame Cressida Dick said she’ll be staying for the next two weeks…” the correspondent began, but was then cut off when the man went a step further, jumping between her and the camera.

On live television, the man was shown sticking his two middle fingers up – straight down from the camera lens – and shouting “f*** the feds”, among other expletives .

As Ms McCann tried to continue, she had no choice but to put her report on hold.

Looking at the back of the man’s head, the exasperated reporter could be heard saying “OK”, before Sky News returned to the studio.

“We’re going to leave Kate there,” Ms Joseph said after the stream and audio cut off. “We must apologize for anything offensive you may have seen on screen,” she added.

After the incident, Ms McCann took to Twitter to apologize for the language.

Just as Ms McCann was asked by presenter Gillian Joseph - of the Sky News studio - about the next steps for the commissioner, a male voice could be heard behind the correspondent, who was standing outside in London.

Just as Ms McCann was asked by presenter Gillian Joseph – of the Sky News studio – about the next steps for the commissioner, a male voice could be heard behind the correspondent, who was standing outside in London.

The political correspondent began to answer a question from the Sky News studio, but was then cut off when the man appeared between her and the camera, before jumping in front of her and starting to shout at the camera.

The political correspondent began to answer a question from the Sky News studio, but was then cut off when the man appeared between her and the camera, before jumping in front of her and starting to shout at the camera.

Looking at the back of the man's head, the exasperated reporter could be heard saying

Looking at the back of the man’s head, the exasperated reporter could be heard saying “OK”, before Sky News returned to the studio, where Gillian Joseph apologized for the scenes.

“Sorry if you heard enough choice language on the air earlier,” she wrote to her followers at 10:20 p.m.

“(A) bunch of (mostly really lovely) young guys on bikes were watching us get ready for the live, but unfortunately one guy decided to spoil our hit.

“His buddies looked as annoyed as us. It’s been a bit dark,” she added.

About five minutes later, she posted again to say that the person who interrupted her show had come to apologize to her and the team.

“And just at the right time, the guy who shouted on the air came back on his bike to apologize for his behavior and shook my hand. I’m still sorry this happened but at least we all learned something. His mum called him to tell him too,’ she wrote.

After the incident, Ms McCann took to Twitter to apologize for the tongue (above), before adding that the man later returned to apologize to her after her mother told him said to leave.

After the incident, Ms McCann took to Twitter to apologize for the tongue (above), before adding that the man later returned to apologize to her after her mother told him said to leave.

Hours earlier, the political correspondent had also posted that he was at the end of gender abuse that was shouted at him from a car.

She wrote at around 7.50pm Thursday night: ‘It’s ok to have sexist abuse (‘f**k la dans le c***!’) yelling at me from a car window as I chatted of sexism in the Met live on air. Well done guys,” in reference to the previous incident.

Ms McCann joined Sky in 2018 after working for The Sun and The Daily Telegraph. She is also vice-president of the Press Gallery and was previously its president in 2018 – only the second woman to hold the position in 200 years.

Hours earlier, the political correspondent also posted that he was on the end of gender abuse had yelled at him from a car

Hours earlier, the political correspondent also posted that he was on the end of gender abuse had yelled at him from a car

The journalist has previously spoken out on issues affecting women, especially those involving violence by men.

Following the death of Sarah Everard – a woman who was raped and murdered by Met Police officer Wayne Couzens in March last year – Ms McCann posted a widely shared thread on Twitter about her own experiences of feel threatened when walking alone.

The death of Ms Everard and the Metropolitan’s subsequent handling of a vigil held in her memory is one of the scandals that led to Dame Dick’s resignation on Thursday.

Dame Cressida has resigned after losing the support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his force reform plan following a series of scandals and accusations of a toxic work culture.

It is understood the beleaguered Met chief was called to a meeting with the mayor at 4.30pm on Thursday over the reforms but declined to attend and offered his resignation instead.

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