Michelle Connor's late miscarriage storyline on Coronation Street has led scores of bereaved parents to open up about their losses, a charity has revealed.  

The Stillbirth and neonatal death charity (Sands) was inundated with calls and emails from grieving parents over the course of a two-day period.  According to figures from Sands, between January 11 and 13, when the scenes were broadcast, the charity's helpline saw an increase of 50 to 60 calls.

They also received 100 emails from people getting in touch, which is usually how many they would get over the course of a month.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Bereavement Support and Awareness Specialist at Sands, Erica Stewart, said: "We've had contact from long ago bereaved, which is probably [Coronation Street's] main audience, a little bit older people whose babies have died in the 1940s, 50s and 60s."  Continue reading