CORONATION Street fans are in shock after Rita Tanner had Sharon Bentley arrested for being part of the drugs gang.
The newsagent – who is played by actress Barbara Knox in the ITV soap – was left shocked when Sharon turned up in her flat tonight having been badly beaten by Harvey’s henchman.
Rita made a tough decision to have Sharon arrested on tonight’s Corrie[/caption]
She begged Rita for help – and asked for the £10,000 she had given her back to fund a new life elsewhere safe from Harvey’s revenge.
Rita disappeared into her bedroom to speak to the bank to arrange the transfer of the money Sharon needed.
Offering Sharon a vodka and tonic, she played for time, telling her: “I don’t know why I’m celebrating – I’m ten grand down.”
But as Sharon began to hope she could escape justice for her part in Harvey’s sickening plan – Jenny Connor turned up.
Sharon was seen trying to flee the cops[/caption]
Letting herself into Rita’s to check she was OK, Jenny was horrified and shouted: “She’s evil – you do know that, don’t you?
“I knew it, I knew something was going on. Why would you want her here? You could get into trouble for harbouring a wanted criminal.”
However as Jenny raged, it became clear that Rita was turning Sharon in – as sirens sounded and got nearer and nearer.
The cops caught up with her and she was arrested[/caption]
Devastated, Sharon made a run for it but she was cut off at every turn.
The police arrested her under suspicion of supplying class A drugs and took her in.
And now fans can’t wait for Sharon to turn on her nephew – and put him away for good.
As long as Harvey doesn’t have her killed.
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One wrote: “YES Sharon’s finally been arrested but can Rita ever forgive herself?”
A second said: “Well done Rita. She’s made a fool of you one too many times!”
Another added: “Yes Rita! And thank God that Police cut her off. I wasn’t in the mood for long speech!”