Daisy Campbell, a star of Emmerdale, expressed her “horror” after being stopped by police on Saturday night in Pontefract.
The 19-year-old, who has played Amelia Spencer for the past 11 years, was out with friends when two West Yorkshire Police officers approached her and struck up a conversation.
Fortunately, the celebrity was not in danger and had been asked to take a picture with the officers instead, who were both big fans of Emmerdale. Daisy had recently turned 19 and had been out having fun.
On the force’s Facebook page, West Yorkshire Police posted pictures of the celebrity encounter, showing both officers grinning broadly after meeting the young starlet.
Police spokesperson: “It was only natural for two of our officers, who also happen to be ardent Emmerdale fans, to act like “fanboys” and request a picture with Amelia Spencer after they spotted her on the serial opera.
“On Saturday night, while conducting nighttime economy patrols in Pontefract town center, officers Morgan and Riley spoke with actress Daisy Campbell, who was out celebrating her recent 19th birthday with pals. She initially appeared stunned that the police wanted to meet with her, but as soon as they explained why, she quickly became unsurprised.
“Recent storylines centered on Daisy have dealt with body image and, most recently, a shocking pregnancy. Daisy and co-star Liam Fox, who plays her on-screen father Dan Spencer, actually offered the idea to the producers.
Amelia, a 15-year-old, finds out she is pregnant in the heartbreaking plot, and she must decide whether or not to undergo an abortion.”
According to the police spokeswoman, Daisy has been supporting the UK’s most well-known mental health campaign, “Get Britain Talking,” as part of this emotive plot in an effort to benefit others who are dealing with mental health concerns.
In a reference to her plot, she made an appearance in a 60-second short following one of last week’s shows and addressed “the delicate subject of abortion.”
‘Nearly half of all young people in the UK deal with anxiety,’ said Daisy, who has portrayed Amelia in the Yorkshire-based soap opera for the past 11 years, the West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.
Therefore, whether you are a teen or an adult, let’s take a moment to say “we’re here” to one another.
“The Pontefract & Knottingley Neighbourhood Policing Team believes that this is a fantastic method to raise awareness on this issue and would like to express our support to the campaign and the incredibly talented young actress, who we wish every success in the future!”