Love Island star Kendall Ray Knight attacked by trolls after mum’s arrest

Love Island star Kendall Ray Knight attacked by social media trolls after her 60-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of child kidnapping

Kendall Rae Knight has received a flood 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 Thursday on suspicion of child kidnapping after an eight-year-old girl disappeared from a Lancashire school.

Since her arrest, fans have been firing on Kendall for a wave of hateful messages and comments on her latest Instagram photo.

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

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

The young man, Darcy Shea, was found safely in the afternoon and police believe she was picked up by Jane as they arrested her on suspicion of child kidnapping.

and according to daily starfans commented on the bikini retro snap Kendall posted on Thursday before his arrest.

With the comment now seemingly deleted, the publication reports someone asked: “Why did your mom steal a little girl and get arrested?”

Trolls: Fans seem to have been mad at Kendall for allegedly sending a wave of hateful messages and comments on her Instagram

Trolls: Fans seem to have been mad at Kendall for allegedly sending a wave of hateful messages and comments on her Instagram

Retro photo: Fans commented on this bikini retro photo Kendall posted on Thursday before his arrest, the Daily Star reports

Retro photo: Fans commented on this bikini retro photo Kendall posted on Thursday before his arrest, the Daily Star reports

Another comment allegedly read: “How is your mom?”

However, it appears that many Kendall fans were quick to jump into the ITV star’s defense, reportedly reminding the troll that “it’s her mother, not her”.

Aside from seemingly deleting the comment, Kendall has not commented on the situation — he has remained silent on social media since the holiday post.

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

LEGAL QUESTIONS: Jane (above) was arrested on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of child abduction following the disappearance of 8-year-old Darcy (right) from her school in Lancashire

MISSING: Darcy was last seen outside St Cuthbert's Primary School in Blackpool at 9am on Thursday and police believe she was picked up by Jane.

Legal issues: Jane (pictured left) was arrested on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of child abduction after Darcy (pictured right), 8, disappeared from her school in Lancashire

But just after 3pm, they were both found safely and Mrs Prior was arrested on suspicion of child kidnapping.

Officers searched and conducted multiple investigations in an attempt to locate both of them.

Ms Prior, based on ITV’s favourite This Morning, has links to Preston and North Wales, but in the Blackpool area.

The pair are believed to be a blue Mitsubishi Colt SP56 RHO.

Reality TV star: Kendall rose to fame during 2018 Love Island season, still has a strong social media presence

Reality TV star: Kendall rose to fame during 2018 Love Island season, still has a strong social media presence

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Following our previous appeal, Darcy, who was missing from Blackpool, was found safe and well at the resort this afternoon.

“A 60-year-old woman has been arrested and detained on suspicion of child abduction.

“Thank you to everyone who shared our message of appeal.”

Three years ago, Ms. Prior showed up on This Morning, where she ate and dine at a special date section in Italy.

The Hong Niang Shan section features her and explains her motivation for taking part in the show

She told the show: “My daughter Kendall (Rae Knight) was on Love Island last year and while she didn’t find love on the show, I think I wish I had more luck!!”

The pair are believed to be a blue Mitsubishi Colt with license plate SP56 RHO, pictured

The pair are believed to be a blue Mitsubishi Colt with license plate SP56 RHO, pictured

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