Coronation Street: Simon attacks Leanne – see the first-look pictures

"It's a domestic abuse story, essentially. For weeks, Leanne is going to keep it a secret," says producer Stuart Blackburn

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Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) is to launch an angry attack on adoptive mum Leanne (Jane Danson) in the coming weeks.

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In the aftermath of Kal’s death, Simon grows increasingly moody and storms out of the flat when Leanne asks him to help with some jobs

He later returns, snapping to Leanne that his real mum is dead before hurling the TV remote control at her and hitting her in the face.

Speaking recently about the upcoming plotline, producer Stuart Blackburn said: “Kal is yet another male figure in Simon’s life who’s gone. It’s one piece of grief too much for him and he has all these emotions that he can’t handle.

“He has a line at one point where he says, ‘everyone dies or goes away’. So Simon’s going to take it really hard.

“It’s a domestic abuse story, essentially. And Zeedan Nazir will be the first person to find out about it. But for weeks Leanne is going to keep it a secret.

“Like any of these situations, people can’t help because they don’t know what’s happening. There’s going to be some meaty stuff coming up.”

Coronation Street will air these scenes on Monday 8 June.

You can watch a 60-second rundown of the coming week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.

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