Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) is to find herself at the mercy of a carjacker in a forthcoming episode after getting caught up in Rhona’s (Zoe Henry) spiralling addiction to drugs.
In scenes to be shown on Tuesday 9 July, Rhona will be seen planning to visit a number of chemists in order to stock up on pills. On discovering that she has a flat tyre, Rhona bumps into Laurel who offers to drive – Rhona is apparently anxious to get Leo some teething gel.
As they go from one chemists to the next in search of “teething gel”, Rhona encourages Laurel to stay in the car and keep Leo entertained. But the day takes a sinister turn when a man in a hoodie bundles into the car and orders Laurel to drive…
Later, Marlon (Mark Charnock) comforts Laurel following her ordeal, while Rhona demands that the police find the culprit. But Laurel doesn’t appear to be coping at all well in the wake of her trauma.