Dot Branning (June Brown) has been imprisoned for 14 months – and has told her nearest and dearest that she does not want to appeal her sentence.
The Albert Square stalwart was found guilty of manslaughter at her trial following the death of son Nick.
But in a surprise turn of events, Dot told grandson Charlie and lodger Fatboy that she intends to serve out her time behind bars rather than challenging the decision of the court.
“If you confess to Jesus, you’re forgiven. But if you confess in a court of law, then they have to punish you,” said Dot, before adding, “Anything else wouldn’t be right.”
Long-standing villain Nick was killed off in February after injecting a supply of impure heroin bought by Dot. Instead of ringing for an ambulance, long-suffering Dot chose to let Nick die.
Now, in the wake of Dot’s sentencing, the residents of Walford look set to fight on her behalf. On the topic of Dot’s imprisonment, a show insider tonight told RadioTimes.com:
“It’s safe to say that it sends shockwaves throughout the Square and her friends and family rally round.”
But will they find a way to overturn the sentence when the prisoner herself doesn’t want to be freed?
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