When Coronation Street’s Lydia Chambers reported Adam Barlow to the police on Friday’s episode of the soap, many fans were quick to spot a major oversight on the part of the police
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Coronation Street’s Lydia Chambers wreaked even more havoc on the life of her ex-boyfriend Adam Barlow on Friday’s episode of the soap opera when she introduced him to the police.
But soap fans were quick to spot an obvious hole in their scheme when cops took “Bunny Boiler’s” (Rebecca Ryan) statement at her apartment.
She’s had her eye on attorney Adam (Sam Robertson) since she first arrived on the cobbles, and fans learn she’s launched a cover-up campaign to ruin his marriage to Sarah (Tina O’Brien).
Lydia has harassed Adam with repeated mysterious phone calls, vandalism on his car and a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day with an ominous message – all to get revenge for the way he treated her when they were dating at university.
The drama escalated on the soap this week when Lydia got Adam in trouble with the police again after earlier provoking a police raid on his office.
When Adam called the factory and did his best to convince Sarah that Lydia was an evil fantasist, Sarah demanded that Lydia give her the exact dates and times of her alleged rendezvous with Adam.
When Sarah then suggests the whole affair was a lie, Lydia shows her threatening texts and realizes they are from Adam.
When Sarah points out they are from another number, Lydia tells her to call and see for herself.
Sarah then left in shock as she dialed the number and found a phone ringing in Adam’s drawer.
But a number of soap fans criticized this plot development, pointing out that Adam probably wouldn’t have left a phone “lying around the apartment.”
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “But in this case why doesn’t Sarah ask why Adam doesn’t have the phone with him?” while another tweeted: “How can Adam message Lydia from a phone that is in the apartment which he was thrown?”
Another said: “Yes he would just leave the burner phone lying around the flat.”
Another social media user wrote: “If this phone is supposed to contain messages sent since Sarah ‘found out’ about Lydia and Adam – how did Lydia get that into the apartment? She hasn’t been back since then, has she?”
In later scenes, Adam took matters into his own hands and desperately went to Lydia, only for her to briefly barricade him out of the apartment when he heard ominous noises in the hallway.
When she opened the door and let Adam in, he was horrified to see that she had trashed her house in yet another elaborate attempt to set him up.
When he pulled out his phone to call the police, Lydia told him it was too late and they were already there.
However, fans were quick to point out that any nearby security cameras would see Adam lingering in the corridor when the apartment was smashed, rather than threatening Lydia as she claimed.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “CCTV? From him out ALL THE TIME,” as another wrote, “I guess there must be CCTV near her apartment? You’ll surely see him standing there casually ffs’ alongside eye-roll emojis.
Another tweeted: “You know half of those soap opera ‘crimes’ that would all be solved in 0.5 seconds if the police REALLY did their job and checked the ‘crime scene’ for CCTV and fingerprints etc…”
Another social media user wrote: “The cop was right behind Adam when Lydia opened the door, she needs to know he wasn’t in the apartment!”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/corrie-fans-slam-surveillance-gaffe-26391608 Corrie fans slam surveillance bugs as Lydia the 'bunny cauldron' calls the cops about Adam