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Coronation Street slapping plot gets viewers in a lather

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It seems Corrie's current plotline involving builder Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston Davies) slapping girlfriend Anna Windass's adopted daughter Faye (Ellie Louise Leach) has upset quite a few viewers.

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Some took to social network Twitter to raise their concerns that the scene was too much, one tweeter said: 'Very uncomfortable. Wrong on so many levels', another added, 'Don't think it should have been shown.'

Philip Noyes, of children's charity the NSPCC responded to the controversial plot, saying: 'Parents can obviously be pushed to the limit on occasion but there are more positive ways of correcting a child's behaviour than smacking them. It simply sets a bad example and teaches children that violence is a solution. Children tell us it leaves them scared and confused and the NSPCC believes it simply gives out the wrong message and breaks down the trust between child and parent.'

The Daily Mirror reports that a Corrie spokesperson told them: 'We most certainly don't condone Owen's actions - as will be seen by the ramifications of the slap, and the effect it has on his relationship.'

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