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Coronation Street bosses slammed over "completely inaccurate" restorative justice storyline by police

Aug 20, 2014

from the article by Rob Leigh in Mirror:

Coronation Street has been blasted by police over their restorative justice storyline.

The ITV soap recently aired scenes where Gail McIntyre met with Michael Rodwell (played by Les Dennis) in jail after he burgled her house.

However, the plot - which has been branded "overly dramatic" and "disgraceful" - put a real-life crime victim off meeting the person who stole her credit card because she was "too scared".

Restorative Justice worker Vickie Yardly did eventually get the woman - who had been in negotiations for four months - to meet the thief, who had also been put off by the show.

Yardly wrote to complain, slamming Corrie bosses for their "completely inaccurate" storyline.

Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, added: "Coronation Street has done a fantastic job of raising important issues and bringing them to the public's attention. Unfortunately, on this one they have got it wrong."

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