Coronation Street’s Paul to leave paedo stepdad ‘for dead’ after grooming ordeal

Coronation Street’s Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) will leave his childhood abuser Kel Hinchley (Joe Alessi) for dead in upcoming scenes.

In first look pictures, the Coronation Street cast member will violently lash out at the paedophile after realisation hits him that he was groomed as a child.

Paul finally begins to understand his childhood trauma after former lover vicar Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) pays creepy Kel a visit with a photograph of him aged 14.

Paul tells his former stepfather Kel that Billy thinks he has been a victim of sexual grooming.

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A worried Kel tries to convince Paul that this was not true and they they loved each other an urges Paul to tell Billy that nothing happened between them leaving Paul confused.

Billy later finds his former flame drowning his sorrows in the Rovers but Paul makes it clear to Billy that he doesn’t want to talk about it.

After one too many drinks, a drunk Paul confronts Kel and makes a move on him but he's left shocked when Kel reveals that he only fancied him when he was a young boy.

The child groomer is later found battered in an alleyway.

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Paul confesses to Gemma (Dolly-Rose Campbell) that he gave Kel a beating, but refuses to tell his sister why.

Meanwhile pregnant Gemma (Dolly-Rose Campbell) begs mum Bernie to not snitch on her son while Paul confesses to Billy that he’s left Kel in a coma.

The vicar pleads with Paul to hand himself in to the police and explain to the authority that Kel absued him.

Bosses at the ITV soap confirmed earlier this year that they've been working with Survivors Manchester on the hard-hitting storyline.

Producer Iain MacLeod said: "Gemma and Paul’s family background has always been fascinating to me – the inseparable bond of twins but with a huge fault-line down the middle, which we’ve hinted at but never explained.

"This story sensitively explores something that is tragically all too common in families in the real world and will highlight the way these painful events still reverberate many years later.

"It will, I hope, allow people who have survived similar abuse and perhaps suffered in silence to find their voice and speak up."

Viewers will have to wait and see if Paul gets justice.

Corrie returns on ITV on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

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