Corrie fans spot huge legal blunder as Leanne finally testifies against Harvey

Coronation Street fans were left distracted by a whopping legal blunder during Leanne Battersby's trial against drug dealer Harvey Gaskell.

In order to bring down Harvey's empire, Leanne bravely testified about his dodgy dealings, despite threats to her and her family.

But, as Leanne faced the drug lord in court, viewers were left distracted by the fact that the courthouse hadn't provided a screen to hide her identity and avoid witness intimidation.

"#Corrie, so let me get this right… Leanne has been in witness protection type thing but now she's giving evidence she's got 5 metres face to face with him? Of course there'll be no intimidation there at all!" one fan quipped on social media.

Another penned: "I thought she would have been behind a screen!", as a third echoed: "Shouldn't Harvey be behind a screen or something?"

Special measures are ordinarily put in place for intimidated witnesses, usually if those involved are in distress in relation to testifying in the case.

The likes of screens, live links and pre-recorded interviews are just some of the measures that viewers would have expected to see during the trial this evening.

Just days before the trial, Harvey instructed Rhys to teach Leanne a lesson, which ultimately saw Nick Tilsley and Sam Blakeman fearing for their lives after they were shot at.

The threat didn't have the intended effect on Leanne, who then decided to testify against Harvey in court.

Leanne wasn't the only one who stood up in court against Harvey, as his own aunt Sharon testified against him and said that he recruits young people by treating them to nice things.

Corrie fans praised Sharon for telling the truth on the stand after she found out that Harvey was threatening the lives of Leanne and her family – but others were quick to notice yet another blunder.

One user wrote: "They would never let Sharon and Leanne talk like that."

Another added: "Pretty sure they don't allow witnesses shouting at each other unsupervised."

Sharon admitted that she had traded a deal in exchange for testifying against her nephew, but explained that she still lived in fear.

She said: "I may not be going to jail but I will be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my days."

Once she left court, she went straight to see Rita, who previously told her that she could have £10,000 to start over – so it could be Sharon's final goodbye.

Coronation Street continues on ITV on Friday at 7:30pm.

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