ITV Coronation Street viewers say same thing as Roy Cropper charged with murder

Coronation Street fans were outraged tonight (May 12) as Roy Cropper (played by David Nielson) found himself charged with the murder of Lauren Bolton (Cait Fitton). The mild-mannered Weatherfield stalwart was initially accosted by DS Swain (Victoria Myers) when he was accused of assaulting a woman who claimed to be Lauren’s mother. However, her identity was revealed to be Alice Roy.

Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) headed out with their shared dog Freddie, and came face to face with her as she started filming them. Deeply frustrated by the ongoing online abuse Roy tried to stop her, but she stumbled and banged her head through her own fault. Although Evelyn was a witness, Alice accused him of assault and hurried away.

He was later accosted by police who wanted to question him about assaulting her. However, this was the least of his problems. After weeks of finding himself under suspicion, he was charged with Lauren’s murder despite the fact that no body had been found.

As he sat terrified and alone in a police cell, it was left to Dee-Dee Bailey (Channique Sterling-Brown) to break the news of his charge to Carla Connor (Alison King), Nina, Shona, and Evelyn.

Fans of the show were quick to make their feelings known on X, formerly know as Twitter. @SocialMediaJon1 simply sad: “#FreeRoy #Corrie.”

@PrithaBardhan opined: “The public persecution of Roy is really difficult to watch. Plus DS Swain needs to do one #Corrie #CoronationStreet.”

@pairasteps quipped: “It should end with Roy getting a bit of a telling off, pavement woman getting chased, Lauren coming back and eloping wi Ken. That should wrap it up in a neat little package #Corrie.” (sic)

@RyanTheSoapking pointed out: “There isn’t enough evidence to charge Roy with Lauren’s “Murder” #Corrie”

@Denise_B1974 Coronation Street is upsetting me tonight. Free Roy Cropper from the Coppers!! #coronationstreet #corrie #roycropper #innocent #justiceforroy

Meanwhile @Corrieposting wasn’t convinced writing: “Byyyyyyyy no way on earth the CPS decide to prosecute… egg on DS Swain’s face I say egg!!! Go nice with a bit of Gammon from Elliott and Sons… bahhhh #CORRIE.” (sic)

Roy was one of the last people to see Lauren alive as he called to her flat to give her final wages.

He was forced to fire her after he caught her interfering with Bethany Platt’s (Lucy Fallon) handbag.

Coronation Streeet is on ITV Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8pm.

Via

Leave a Comment

ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT ArT