I REGRET nudging Insulate Britain protesters with my 4X4 – one simple decision has ruined my life
A FURIOUS mum who nudged Insulate Britain protesters with her Range Rover says the spur-of-the-moment decision has had a devastating impact on her life.
Sherrilyn Speid rolled the 4×4 into eco-warriors sitting on the M25 while trying to get her 11-year-old son to school.
Some hailed the 34-year-old as a hero after footage showed her driving her £80,000 SUV into activist Bethany Mogie, 39.
But after she was fined and banned from driving last week, Speid told This Morning she regrets her temper – as a member of the group issued a bizarre apology to her.
Asked by Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes how the ban will affect her, she said: "It's going to impact my life a lot, you know.
"My son, he plays football. I can't take him to football. I can't see my mum or visit my mum as often as I'd like to.
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"She's got MS, she does need me to be there and quite often I'm not able to do that.
"I'm not able to live my normal life."
Despite that, she defiantly said she won't let her conviction upset her.
"I'm not going to let it get me down. There's a lot of positives from this as well and I'm just looking at the positives and I'm focusing on that," she said.
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"I was suffering from anxiety at the time.
"It's come out now, so I don't feel embarrassed as much to talk about it."
Asked if she regretted it, she replied: "Yeah, of course" – and she said that if she could go back in time, she wouldn't do it again.
Sherrilyn said the protesters wrote to support her as she was awaiting her sentence for dangerous driving.
"They wrote a letter for me, they said they'd come to court for me," she said.
"They didn't want me to be charged with that."
Phillip and Rochelle then looked stunned as Insulate Britain spokeswoman Tracey Mallaghan apologised to Sherrilyn on camera.
"We just don't think the courts have handled this properly," Tracey said.
"How does it benefit society that a hardworking single mum who's never been in trouble caught up in an unprecedented event, that they take her licence away?"
It's going to impact me a lot… I can't live my normal life
Phillip said: "You caused that."
Tracey replied: "We did." Turning to Sherrilyn, she said: "Sorry love."
Star Phillip then said: "You didn't need to do it that way.
"They could have made their point, got up and left."
Tracey said some on social media were "gunning for our blood" at the height of the protests.
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"On that day, they were a few men on the side of the road cheering Sherrilyn on," she said.
"We really take responsibility for what we're doing. I hate it, I hate this dilemma I find myself in."
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