Coronation Street's Mason prison twist confirmed as Maria receives heartbreaking news

Coronation Street fans are in for a shock as Mason Radcliffe, the notorious Weatherfield High School bully, is set to be released from prison.

Mason, played by Luca Toolan, made life unbearable for Liam Connor (Charlie Wrenshall) for months on end.

Liam's despair reached such depths that he began searching online for ways to end his own life.

Thankfully, his mum Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon) and her husband Gary Windass (Mikey North) discovered his fragile mental state before he could act on his thoughts.

In upcoming episodes, a concerned Maria receives a letter informing her of Mason's impending release from prison.

Mason Radcliffe in Corrie
Weatherfield High School bully Mason Radcliffe is set to be released from prison -Credit:ITV

She heads straight to the police station for answers, unaware that Gary is already there with his ex Sarah Barlow (Tina O'Brien), providing his bank statements.

As Gary emerges from the interview room, Maria demands to know what's happening. Will Gary reveal all?

This development comes after Gary sought comfort from Sarah as his marriage to Maria hit a rocky patch.

Maria and Sarah Corrie
Maria Connor bumps into Sarah Barlow in the police station -Credit:ITV

The tension arose due to Maria's overprotectiveness of Liam, following his traumatic bullying experience.

Despite Liam's desire to return to school, Maria was adamantly against it. Gary attempted to support Liam's wishes, but was hurt when Maria reminded him that he wasn't Liam's biological father.

During a solitary walk around Weatherfield, Gary bumped into his ex-partner Sarah who herself has been dealing with the fallout from her divorce from Adam Barlow and the imprisonment of her ex-boyfriend Damon Hay.

Gary invited Sarah back to his flat for a chat, where he confessed that Maria's overbearing behaviour was causing issues in their marriage.

Gary, Sarah and Maria
Will Gary Windass and Sarah tell Maria the truth? -Credit:ITV

Unbeknownst to them, Maria had been checking her security camera app and saw the ex-lovers alone together in her flat.

Maria continued to watch as Sarah discovered that Damon had been sentenced to six years in prison. She was shocked to see Gary comforting Sarah with a hug.

Meanwhile, Sarah, having had a few drinks, attempted to kiss Gary, but he stopped her. A mortified Sarah quickly left before anything else could happen.

When Gary later met up with Maria, she revealed that she'd seen their embrace and was upset that he'd discussed their marital problems with an ex-girlfriend.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm on ITV1 or catch up on ITVX

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