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Police called to home of over-excited EastEnders fan

Millions of viewers held their breath as the EastEnders murder mystery reached its conclusion, but one screamed so loudly during the tense episode that neighbours called the police.

The woman’s shriek came before Bobby Beale, Lucy’s half-brother, was unmasked as her murderer in a shock finale to one of the show’s most hyped storylines.

Bobby Beale (BBC)

Bobby Beale (BBC)


Describing the incident on Twitter, Sergeant Richard Berns, of the Brownswood ward in Hackney, east London, assumed the scream rang out at the moment of revelation.

A woman screamed so loudly after the identity of #LucyBeale's killer was revealed. Her neighbours called the Police. All calm now…

— Sgt Richard Berns (@MPSBrownswood) February 19, 2015


Fans responding to his tweet pointed out that in fact the true killer had not yet been unveiled.

There was a red herring moment during the episode which appeared to suggest that Jane Beale may have been responsible for Lucy’s death.

@MPSBrownswood She will scream again soon after the 9.25pm twist. Good luck !

— G M Transport Gerry (@Mayodriver) February 19, 2015


@DC_Cartwright then she screamed for nothing?

— Sgt Richard Berns (@MPSBrownswood) February 19, 2015