In these brand-new spoiler pictures â€“ taken by paparazzi photographers on location â€“ Shona (Julia Goulding) starts digging into Josh Tucker’s past, and finds a former friend of the newcomer who has also been raped by him.
Recent episodes of the soap have see David’s (Jack P Shepherd) relationship with Shona come under strain as he struggles to confide in his girlfriend after the trauma of being raped by Josh.
Fans of the soap will know that the strain gets to be too much for the couple and they ultimately break up, while David’s behaviour continues to cause his family and friends concern.
Eventually, Shona does some digging into Josh’s past after realising that David’s out-of-character actions can be traced back to Josh arriving in David’s life and meets someone who’s also been a victim of Josh Tucker’s in the past.
Going by the filming pictures, it doesn’t look like Josh’s other victim is too interested in talking to Shona, but is it enough for Shona to learn the truth about what’s happened to David? And does that mean the two of them can be convinced to speak out against Josh for a chance at justice?
The storyline has already begun exploring the impact the attack has had on David’s mental health, but it looks like the dark plot still has a long way to go before David can come to terms with what happened.
As well as having a one-night stand with newcomer Emma in the coming weeks, it’s also been reported that David will carry out a violent attack on Gary Windass in a few weeks’ time, with the soap also setting up a court drama for David too, although we don’t know just yet what brings David to court in the first place.
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.
Survivors Manchester is available to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Its website can be found at www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk and its helpline is 0161 236 2182. Local support agencies for all male and female survivors can be found at www.thesurvivorstrust.org. In an emergency, please dial 999.
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