Coronation Street spoilers follow.
Coronation Street has aired an urgent update on Alya Nazir’s health after being stabbed.
Alya was rushed into life-saving surgery at the end of Wednesday’s (January 25) episode after she bravely saved Councillor Maria Connor from being attacked by extremist Blake.
Maria had been holding a community meeting about the refugee drop-in centre when she was interrupted by Blake trying to stop her.
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Blake had been live-streaming his promises to put a permanent end to Maria’s refugee campaign, alarming even fellow former extremist group member Max Turner when he brandished a knife on camera.
Max rushed to Speed Daal to try to stop Blake, yet he was blocked from entering the venue by Gary Windass because of his links to the extremists.
Maria was in the middle of giving a speech to welcome the refugees to Weatherfield when Blake confronted her with a knife.
The situation quickly spiralled out of control when Alya tried to intervene, only to end up being stabbed in the stomach by the racist protestor as she tried to protect Maria.
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A knife-wielding Blake was chased out to the street by Gary and Daryan Zahawi while those still in Speed Daal called for help for Alya as she started to bleed out.
Alya was ultimately raced to the hospital where the doctors told a grief-stricken Yasmeen and Maria that Alya would need life-saving surgery for a punctured lung.
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 www.gov.uk/ACT or call 0800 789 321.
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