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Lorraine Nelson is the daughter of Carol Nelson. She arrived in the village eight months after her mother.

Troublesome Lorraine behaved erratically from the outset, causing Carol to be late for work at The Woolpack several times as a result. The pair eventually fell out, and Lorraine ended up staying at Lynn Whiteley's cottage, living with Lynn, Peter, and Michael Feldmann.

Whilst living there, Lorraine confided in both Lynn and Carol that her father, Derek, had sexually abused her from a young age, and Lynn took Lorraine to the police to report it. Lorraine explained that she wanted to open up about it now to protect the daughter of Derek's new girlfriend, a girl named Jenny, from the same fate. Carol was disbelieving at first but eventually came round.

Social services became involved and informed Lorraine and Carol that Derek would be closely monitored from now on, and brought to justice. However at a later date, another social worker informed a devastated Lorraine that the Crown Prosecution Service did not feel there was enough evidence to realistically prosecute Derek, though he would remain closely monitored.

Elsewhere in her life, Lorraine enjoyed blackmailing Michael over his stalking of Rachel Hughes, which continued after Lorraine moved back in with Carol in early 1993. There was still occasional friction after Lorraine moved back in with Carol, including on her 16th birthday when she stood up to some boys who were sexually harrassing her, but overall mother and daughter were getting along better.

Lorraine left Beckindale in November 1993 with Carol after Carol split up with Archie Brooks, just before the plane crash in which Archie, and Lorraine's short-term boyfriend Mark Hughes, were killed.

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