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Bury St Edmunds shop Molly Carpets, in St Andrew’s Street South, protests Coronation Street arrest





A Bury St Edmunds shop has put up a sign protesting the arrest of a Coronation Street character who has been charged with murder.

Molly Carpets, in St Andrew’s Street South, has put up a poster calling for Roy Cropper to be released from prison.

In a recent episode of the ITV soap, the beloved character was arrested and charged on suspicion of murder of Weatherfield teen Lauren Bolton.

Molly Carpets, in St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, has put up a sign protesting the arrest of Roy Cropper from Coronation Street. Picture: Martyna Wiecha
Molly Carpets, in St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds, has put up a sign protesting the arrest of Roy Cropper from Coronation Street. Picture: Martyna Wiecha

He was last person to see her alive before she disappeared.

The storyline has left many Coronation Street fans shocked – with some even launching a campaign to save Roy, played by actor David Neilson since 1995.

Joining the campaign was Howard Jones, owner of Molly Carpets, who put up a sign in the shop window, which said: “Roy is innocent. Save the Weatherfield one.”

Picture: Martyna Wiecha
Picture: Martyna Wiecha

Mr Jones said it was a way to draw people into the shop.

“I’d put it up to make people smile and laugh,” he said.

“I had a few customers walking in laughing about it and others have been taking photos outside.”

Mr Jones even got a like from Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow in the soap, after putting a picture of the sign in a Coronation Street Facebook group.