Coronation Street airs surprise explosion in Max and Griff storyline

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street has aired some explosive scenes tonight (January 4), as Griff and his gang of racist thugs took their hate campaign to a new level.

The cobbles residents were on alert after learning that Spider was working undercover for the police and had been hospitalised by the gang, and planned to be on the lookout at the peace market festival.

Little did they know that the thugs had planted a bomb in the Speed Daal van, but Max Turner turned up and revealed that he saw it on the wasteland at 3am. While Yasmeen Metcalfe didn't believe him, Alya Nazir agreed to check it and discovered a device ticking down.

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Yasmeen refused to let Alya drive the van to safety, but she insisted that there was no time and no other choice. With just over 10 minutes before the bomb was set to go off, Alya told her gran that she'd go and warn people, but as soon as Yasmeen's back was turned, she got in the van and drove off.

Back at the market, the residents agreed to quietly get away from the scene just in case there were more bombs, and Yasmeen issued a chilling ultimatum to Max: "If my granddaughter dies, you killed her, you and your racist friends."

Thankfully, she managed to get the van to the wasteland and escape with just seconds to spare, battered and bleeding but relatively okay.

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The drama wasn't over yet, though, as the police turned up and, despite David Platt's demands, they brought Max in for questioning. Will he be able to help bring the gang down? Will he face jail time for his involvement?

Earlier in the episode, Lauren's dad tried to go to the market to get her out of danger, but was dragged away by Griff. Will they both turn against their racist friends, too?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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If you're concerned about someone who's expressing extremist or hateful views then ACT Early has further information. If you've seen or heard something that could potentially be related to terrorism, then report via or call 0800 789 321.

If you've been affected by racism and racist hate crime, then organisations including theEquality and Advisory Support Service (EASS), the Monitoring Group, Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) and Stop Hate UK are among those which can offer help and support.

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