Coronation Street: Jack P Shepherd and Julia Goulding say David WILL get justice following rape

The stars also tease the return of Nick Tilsley to the ITV soap

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Coronation Street stars Jack P Shepherd and Julia Goulding have promised that David Platt will get justice following his rape by Josh Tucker – even though it won’t come through the courts.

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Show boss Kate Oates has already stated that Josh won’t be sent to prison for his crime, but it now appears that this won’t be the end of the story:

“It’s not about him evading justice – it’s about him potentially evading legal justice. He will still get his comeuppance,” says Goulding in new video interview. “It’s soap. He has to. I will write letters of complaint if he doesn’t.”

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Upcoming scenes will see David finally summon up the courage to report Josh to the police, a decision that will lead to the mechanic’s arrest. But it doesn’t appear as though there will be enough evidence to prosecute. Says Jack P Shepherd:”Usually, they go down. So I think this will be a good twist to let him get off with it.”

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Shepherd is also seen talking about the upcoming return of his screen brother Nick, played by Ben Price:

“He’s been missed. He came in not so long ago – he was filming a documentary and he popped his head in to have a look around. And it was like he’d not been away. It’ll be good to get him back.”

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