Poor Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan) has been really suffering at the hands of terrifying stalker Justin (Andrew Still) in Coronation Street, as he has refused to leave her alone.
The influencer has also been dealing with the stress of trying to plan her perfect wedding, though things took a turn for the worse this evening when her hairdresser was forced to pull out, thanks to a flare up of RSI.
Daisy was left devastated, and wasn’t best pleased when Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) revealed that she had booked her in for a consultation with Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon).
Daisy had a few choice words to say about the local stylist, claiming that she only dealt with old women and that her hairstyles would be outdated.
Little did Daisy know, Maria was stood behind her and had heard every word.
Still desperate for a hairstylist for the wedding, Daisy was forced to suck up her pride and go grovelling to Maria who, despite still being offended, agreed to go ahead with their consultation.
However, it didn’t slip Maria’s notice that through their whole conversation, Daisy’s phone had been pinging non-stop.
Daisy had also noticed, and was clearly rattled.
When Maria asked what was wrong, she admitted that it was a long story, which Maria was happy to hear, alongside a cuppa and some biscuits.
The pair sat down to talk about Daisy’s stalking ordeal, which led Maria to open up about her own.
Support for victims of stalking
Saskia Garner, Head of Policy and Campaigns at the Suzy Lamplugh Trust would advise anyone who is triggered by watching these episodes or who relates to it or thinks of someone they know who is experiencing similar behaviours to encourage them to come forward to get support.
‘Our helpline is 0808 802 0300 or you can access support through our website suzylamplugh.org and also just to keep a log of any incidents.
‘Just keep a track if you’re receiving unwanted messages or a person’s turning up at your place of work or you’ve spotted them somewhere or whatever it is just keep a secure log of those incidents so if you want to report that you’re already demonstrating that pattern of behaviour and that can really help to get you the support you need.’
Viewers will remember the horrifying scenes aired last year that saw Maria find a tracker in her bag, after being subject to an online hate campaign.
When Daisy asked how Maria had dealt with the situation, she told her that she had got the police involved, which left Daisy feeling deflated.
Daisy has already been to the police on several occasions, only to have been told that they couldn’t do anything. Things only got worse when one of the male officers began following her on social media and liking her holiday snaps.
Maria insisted that Daisy push harder and demand that the police help her.
Will she take Maria’s advice?
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