UK Sophie Lancaster's mum on Corrie's storyline inspired by her daughter's murder last minute news


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- Sylvia Lancaster worked with Coronation Street on brutal hate crime story which sees Nina and her boyfriend Seb attacked by vile gang

UK Sophie Lancaster's mum on Corrie's storyline inspired by her daughter's murder last minute news


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- Sylvia Lancaster worked with Coronation Street on brutal hate crime story which sees Nina and her boyfriend Seb attacked by vile gang

UK Sophie Lancaster's mum on Corrie's storyline inspired by her daughter's murder last minute news
05 May 2021 - 06:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Campaigner Sylvia Lancaster and her daughter Sophie used to enjoy watching Coronation Street together so she feels immensely proud that the Manchester soap is now shining a light on her story. Sylvia, who founded The Sophie Lancaster Foundation in memory of goth Sophie who was murdered in a park for the way she looked, is working with Corrie with the mission of tackling hate crime through the heartbreaking story of Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin. In chilling scenes airing tonight loved-up couple Nina and Seb will be violently assaulted by a gang, similar to what happened to Sophie in 2007 when she and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were set upon because they were members of the goth subculture. As a consequence of the attack in Stubbylee Park, Bacup 20-year-old Sophie died from her injuries. Sylvia Lancaster is hoping to help others after the loss of her daughter Sophie (Image: Manchester Evening News) Asked how she felt when asked by Coronation Street to help with the development of the story, Sylvia said: "You can imagine can’t you? "You’re sat there one day, probably on a Wednesday afternoon, and you get an email from Coronation Street saying 'we’d like to speak to you.' "You think ‘what? You can’t believe it really." She added: "Obviously all of us at the Foundation were so thrilled to bits and the experience has been very professional, very well looked after and obviously we understand that Coronation Street as a soap in that genre are very sensitive to issues so we knew that Coronation Street would do a good job." The unprovoked attack on Nina and Seb as they take a walk along the canal and the aftermath of the harrowing events will explore social intolerance and prejudice. Nina and Seb are set upon by the gang (Image: ITV) "It has to be done with sensitivity and also allowing people to see the reality behind the story which Coronation Street are particularly good at," said Sylvia. Sylvia was involved in creating Victorian goth Nina's character, played by Mollie Gallagher, who arrived in the soap in November 2019. She's thrilled with the way the kind-hearted character has been taken firmly to the hearts of Corrie fans. "It was lovely to speak to Mollie and to also see that actually she is quite alternative in real life," she told us. "What’s interesting is that people have taken Nina to their hearts and that’s lovely to see because obviously people are looking behind the image, they’re looking behind the clothes and seeing the person which is a massive part of work we do trying to get people to see underneath all of it, that they’re people just the same as you or I and that’s really important." The couple are chased (Image: ITV) After the brutal attack there's a scene in which Seb's mum Abi is asked why the couple had been attacked, which resonated with Sylvia. Opening up about the moment she was told that Sophie and Robert had been attacked, she said: "I couldn’t believe it. Why on earth would somebody want to attack that girl who was so pleasant, so kind, caring? "It just didn’t make any sense. "And Rob as well. A very creative, very sensitive soul. "I think that’s your initial reaction 'what on earth?' and obviously 'are they okay?' and 'will they be okay?' it’s very confusing really. "You can’t take it in I don’t think. It takes a while to process what’s gone on and what’s happening." Sylvia has fond memories of watching Corrie with her daughter, and one character in particular was her favourite. Sophie Lancaster was murdered in 2007 (Image: Manchester Evening News) "There was a young guy on and he was called Spider and he was an eco warrior," she recalled. "And I can see him visibly as anything with the combat jacket and beanie hat.

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. Everything he stood for, what he looked like, who he was. "And we used to laugh. I used to say 'when she grows up she’ll bring a Spider home.' She just loved him it was very strange." Asked how Sophie might feel now that her mum is working with the soap, she said: "I think she’d be astonished." Speaking about the importance of portraying the tragedy through the soap storyline Sylvia said: "Intolerance and prejudice we have to weed out of society and at the end of the day that message is vastly important. "And alternative people, like other minorities, deserve to walk down the street without being abused whether that be physically or emotionally." The Foundation educates in schools, prisons and universities and visits festivals during the summer. With this storyline Sylvia is hoping to start a conversation, educate and to encourage people to report hate crime. Love Corrie? Sign up to our new Coronation Street newsletter to never miss a thing Get a weekly round-up of Coronation Street news, spoilers and fan chat direct to your inbox. The newsletter will land in your inbox on a Friday and bring you the highlights of everything we've written about Weatherfield that week. It will include the latest action both on and off the cobbles, what you thought about the soap's top storylines and what the stars are up to away from the set. Plus much more! So you'll never have to miss a thing. To sign up simply follow this link and tick the box next to MEN Coronation Street. "What we say to alternative people is if people don’t report then there’s no figures that we can use as a lever to go forward. We do need people to report," she said. "Obviously the education is massive. There’s a whole generation coming through now that don’t know Sophie’s story so that’s amazing we can have contact with these young people and work with them. Read More Related Articles Coronation Street's Seb actor Harry Visinoni opens up on talented family with figure skater and drummer "It’s really, really important that we can get our message across." She continued: "There’s lots of messages that we do talk about. "We talk about consequences of actions, about impact, about families, not just the victim’s families but the perpetrators’ families. "Lots of issues are brought up and it’s an honour to bring that into schools and just talk to young people." Read More Related Articles Coronation Street fans in hysterics at Piers Morgan snub Read More Related Articles Corrie fans feel sick at 'unwatchable' Tyrone and Alina sex scene

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