Police called over woman’s screaming reaction to EastEnders

Hetti Bywater played the role of Lucy until the character's death in 2014.

Hetti Bywater played the role of Lucy until the character's death in 2014. - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Millions of viewers held their breath last night as the EastEnders whodunit saga reached its dramatic conclusion – but one female viewer screamed so loudly during the tense reveal of Lucy Beale’s killer that her concerned neighbours called the police.


Sgt Richard Berns @MPSBrownswood, based in Hackney, tweeted about the call: “A woman screamed so loudly after the identity of #LucyBeale’s killer was revealed. Her neighbours called the Police. All calm now...”

The woman’s shriek came before Bobby Beale, Lucy’s half-brother, was unveiled as her murderer in a shock twist to one of the BBC soap’s most hyped storylines.

The revelation brought almost a year of speculation into the death of the 20-year-old character to a climactic end.

The 11-year-old boy was not originally listed as one of the prime suspects in Lucy’s murder, which the show had publicised in the build-up to finale.

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Yesterday’s double episode was part of a week of live shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the soap, which follows the lives of east London characters living in fictional Albert Square, based on Fassett Square in Hackney.

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