Coronation Street's Amy Barlow issues a warning in Aaron storyline
Note: This story discusses topics including rape and sexual assault.
Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Amy Barlow will issue a warning on Coronation Street next week in her ongoing storyline with Aaron Sandford.
Amy has been navigating trauma in recent weeks following her horrific ordeal in which she was raped by Aaron, with the character turning to drink and subsequently ending up in hospital following a collapse.
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In scenes that are due to air next week, Amy will spot Aaron kissing a girl in Victoria Garden, being left upset that Aaron can continue his life without the threat of consequences.
After relaying the information to Summer, she deduces that the girl in question was Aaron's ex-girlfriend, Mia.
Reasoning that she doesn't want Mia to go through the same trauma that she experienced, Amy sends her a text outlining Aaron's actions and informing her that he's dangerous.
Mia later shows this text to Aaron, but just how will he react to being called out for his crimes?
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Actor James Craven recently spoke about the dark storyline, and believed that it was important for the arc to touch on numerous societal issues.
"Not only is it opening up conversations about consent, about what is right and wrong, but it is also important to reassure people if they have been through something like this that they shouldn't be made to feel like it's okay," he said.
"If anyone of any gender has experienced sexual abuse or something of this nature, it's important to let them know that there is stuff that they can do about it. It's never acceptable for something like this to happen – it's so great to get people talking about it because the fact that they are shows how relevant it is and how important it is,."
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
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Coronation Street has been working with the Schools Consent Project on Amy's storyline.
If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.
Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.
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