EastEnders: Lucy Beale murder plot praised by Suzy Lamplugh Trust for ‘encouraging personal safety’

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust have praised EastEnders' Lucy Beale murder plot, saying they hope it draws attention to dangers faced by female estate agents


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Lucy Beale, who is working as an estate agent on EastEnders, will be killed off in dramatic scenes airing on Good Friday.

Viewers will see Ian’s daughter (played by Hetti Bywater) receive a cryptic email, heading off to an appointment at a flat.

The story has drawn comparisons with the disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, who went missing in 1986 after an appointment with a “Mr Kipper”.

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However, unlike Suzy, who was never found, in the BBC soap Lucy's body will be dumped on Walford Common.

And now The Suzy Lamplugh Trust have said they hope the death of Lucy will draw attention to the dangers faced by estate agents, report The Sun.

Charity director Rachel Griffin said that it would encourage employers to "have suitable personal safety strategies in place".

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust offer free personal safety tips and guidance on their website - it is hoped that the high-profile murder storyline will encourage more people to be cautious and protect themselves when alone.

The identity of Lucy Beale's killer will remain a mystery until February 2015

Lucy is due to be killed off in the Good Friday episode of the soap, but the killer will not be revealed until the show's 30th anniversary in February.

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