Sally Dynevor dedicates Bafta to Sophie Lancaster and her mother Sylvia

Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor has dedicated the ITV series’ TV Bafta win for soap and continued drama to murdered goth Sophie Lancaster and her mother Sylvia.

ylvia set up the Sophie Lancaster Foundation in memory of her daughter who was kicked to death in 2007 for dressing up as goth.

Sylvia died in April 2022, with her death described as “sudden and unexpected” in an announcement on the foundation’s Facebook page.

On stage after accepting the award, Dynevor said, “We didn’t expect that tonight, we really didn’t, so thank you Bafta for this award.


Sophie Lancaster (Lancashire/PA Police)

“It’s just a privilege to work on this show – and the drama and comedy suits Corrie so well.

“And one of the most important stories we told this year was the hate crime story. So we would like to dedicate this to Sophie Lancaster and her mother Sylvia Lancaster.”

Sylvia’s daughter was 20 when she was mugged by drunk teenagers at a park in Bacup, Lancashire.

The gang turned on her and her boyfriend Rob Maltby, who survived the attack, over her alternate appearance.

Sophie was kicked and kicked as she rocked the injured Mr Maltby.

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Both went into comas, but Sophie, a gap year student, never regained consciousness and died in hospital 13 days later.

Sylvia was awarded an OBE in 2014 for her work fighting hate crime. Sally Dynevor dedicates Bafta to Sophie Lancaster and her mother Sylvia

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