Coronation Street viewers alarmed by Daisy stalking twist

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Coronation Street viewers are alarmed over Daisy's latest stalking storyline twist.

Friday's episode saw both Daisy and Daniel have disturbing interactions with her stalker Justin, though their reactions were quite different.

When Daniel at first warned Justin to stay away, he eventually softened for a lengthy conversation about grief as Justin explained his mum is in hospice.

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Later, Justin approached Daisy to say he'd back off temporarily to give her enough time to dump Daniel. Daisy shared this interaction with Daniel, who continued to sympathise with the stalker.

Daisy pointed out the contradiction of the way Justin communicates with them, as he connects with Daniel about loss while only speaking with Daisy about love.

"It's like, and don't laugh, he's researched our lives and honed in our weaknesses," she explained.

Daniel actually laughed at Daisy's intuition, insisting that'd only happen in "the film [version]". Daisy remained concerned as she pointed out how unnerved Justin's behaviour made her feel.

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The couple later visited Craig at the police station to report Daisy's suspicions. Craig couldn't offer a great deal of solid action the police could take against Justin at this time.

He did take a report and encouraged Daisy to write down every instance of contact with the stalker. Later, Daisy received another unnerving note from Justin where he accused Daniel of forcing her to report him to police.

Daisy continued to feel helpless over her options as she wrote another frightening entry in her diary. Viewers were alarmed that Daisy wasn't receiving more support.

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Many felt that it was unfair for the victim of stalking to have to take so much ownership over documenting the evidence.

"What a joke! So that freak can just carry on harassing Daisy & it’s all on her & not the proprietor?" one fan wrote.

Another complained: "Daisy finally went to the police about her stalker Justin and Craig suggests on her keeping a diary? Really?! What next?"

"The stalking storyline is a good one as it illustrates just how hard it is to evidence. The control factor has been noted by Daisy already," a third eloquently pointed out. "I think in reality it is also (reporting it) reliant on an educated responsive police force."

The storyline did draw a response from the South Yorkshire Police Force in encouraging anyone dealing with stalking in the region to contact them:

Coronation Street writers are working with groups such as the Suzy Lamplugh Trust in order to accurately portray the experiences that stalking victims sometimes go through.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Call 999 if you or anyone you know is in immediate danger, or report any concerning situations using UK government resources or the Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service. The National Stalking Helpline is open 9.30am-4pm on weekdays (and until 8pm on Wednesdays) on 0808 802 0300.

Coronation Street has been working on Daisy’s storyline with support from The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, which works to reduce the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support.

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