Her exit storyline in 2007 was the culmination of a storyline that saw Tracy imprisoned for her boyfriend Charlie Stubbs's (Bill Ward) murder.In the on-screen events, Tracy was sentenced to 15 years in prison.Tracy also sparked a feud with Tina Mc Intyre (Michelle Keegan), which worsened after it transpired that Tina had kissed Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis).Rob would later murder Tina and after discovering this, Tracy and Rob's sister, Carla Connor (Alison King), turned him in and he was arrested, sparking a new feud between them both.Robert follows Tracy to Weatherfield and they reconcile when he accepts her story that she and Dan are just friends.Tracy is delighted when her parents finally reconcile.She was played by Christabel Finch until 21 November 1983.
She was born on screen during the episode broadcast on 24 January 1977.
Roy is racked with guilt and his partner Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh) is heartbroken and when Tracy discovers she is pregnant, she threatens to have an abortion unless the Croppers buy the baby for £15,000.
With Hayley being a transsexual, they agree, much to the disgust of Tracy's family.
Her brief return in May 2010 saw the character lie about Gail Mc Intyre (Helen Worth) confessing to murdering husband Joe Mc Intyre (Reece Dinsdale).
Her return in December 2010 saw her released from prison after forensic evidence used at her trial was discredited, and getting her daughter Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney) back and attempting to steal Steve from his wife Becky Mc Donald (Katherine Kelly) and failing; resulting in them both having a feud.Kate Ford took over the role from 25 December 2002, until 8 April 2007.