Corrie airs powerful scene as Alya reads her victim impact speech
Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street's Alya Nazir decides to write a victim impact statement following her recent stabbing ordeal.
Alya was injured by Blake at Speed Daal, with the extremist blaming Max Turner's racist videos.
In tonight's (February 22) double bill, Alya was still reeling from Blake's vicious attack when Daniel Osbourne, worrying about Max's safety after he was sent to a secure training centre, asks Alya to talk to the teen.
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"Don't get me wrong, he did a bad thing, but he's not a bad lad," Daniel said.
Alya wouldn't have any of it: "Do you know how hard it is every time I come in here?"
She goes on to tell him that she hasn't been sleeping since the stabbing, and is constantly looking over her shoulder.
Ryan Connor interrupted them, telling Daniel to leave Alya alone, although he did later suggest that going to see Max could help her to put the ordeal behind her.
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Alya took Ryan's advice but when a battered and bruised Max apologised for what happened, she told him she simply didn't care.
"All I care about is that you lost," she told him. "Your mate Griff is gonna get life and I got justice for what you did to me."
She didn't mince her words, telling Max that Blake may have been the one who stabbed her, but Max had handed him the knife.
She also questioned Max about his beliefs, making him realise he'd been brainwashed by Griff Reynolds.
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Undercover cop Spider Nugent visited Griff in prison, where the pair agreed to a deal.
After Griff revealed councillor Len Cameron was giving him money, Spider told him he could forget about serving less time as he showed no remorse for grooming Max.
Councillor Maria Connor, who had been Blake's intended target, is unaware of Cameron's dubious connections and revealed he'd offered a donation to "help build bridges in the community".
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After Alya gave him a piece of her mind, Max phoned dad David to ask him to go see him the following day.
For Alya's part, seeing Max made her change her mind about giving a victim impact statement at Blake's sentencing, after admitting to Yasmeen that she'd been struggling to process her trauma.
In her speech, Alya acknowledged the attack had made her question whether she belonged, before adding that she's not the outsider but Blake and racists like him are.
"I'm giving more to my community than someone like Blake ever will," Alya read.
In the final scenes, she told Ryan and Yasmeen she would go to court alone the following day.
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