The residents of ‘Coronation Street’ are all still in shock following last week’s huge fire at the flats, and Leanne Battersby has been struggling to cope following the death of her partner Kai (Jimi Mistry).
Kai had proposed to Leanne, moments before the blaze that claimed his life.
Leanne is still reeling from the fire
Now, things are set to worsen for Leanne, as her step-son Simon grows increasingly moody and ends up launching a physical attack.
‘Corrie’ bosses announced their decision to explore the domestic violence storyline earlier this year, and Jane Danson’s character is set to take centre stage in the coming months.
Simon becomes abusive
Back in March, ‘Corrie’ boss Stuart Blackburn teased fans with details of this summer’s episodes, stating: “This summer is going to see ‘Coronation Street’ at its classic best.
“It's going to be a mixture of romance, of comedy and of drama - and out of that drama, Leanne Battersby is going to find herself at the centre of a domestic abuse story. But this is a story with a twist - the perpetrator is Leanne's 12-year-old stepson, Simon.”
Watch ‘Coronation Street’ on Monday 8 June to see the events unfold.