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Coronation Street: Traumatised Bethany to confide in Mary tonight?
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Coronation Street: Traumatised Bethany to confide in Mary tonight?

The poor teenager doesn't know where to turn for support

Karen Hyland
Published

It's the morning after the worst night of Bethany Platt's life.

The schoolgirl is reeling from the rape she has just endured, as her "soulmate" Nathan partied next door.

Humiliated by the attack itself, and confused that her boyfriend apparently doesn't care, the poor girl doesn't know which way is up.

Dazed, she heads back to Coronation Street where she sees Mary, who is becoming something of a confidante.

The wise old(ish) bird senses immediately that something is troubling the teenager.

Actually, it's not that hard - she is visibly upset.

Just as it seems like Bethany will unburden herself of her appalling ordeal, Nathan appears and pulls her away - and manages to turn on the charm.

He manipulates his muddled "girlfriend" even more, suggesting that he was about to propose to her - but she has betrayed him by talking out of turn.

Later in the week, Nathan does propose to Bethany - after telling the smitten girl that it turns him on to see her with other men.

Bethany's head is turn but no sooner is the teenager dreaming about her happy ever after, than more trouble comes to her door.

Literally.

Neil, the man who's raped her, comes to the salon. But he's not alone; he's turned up with another friend, Ian.

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Neil wants another party - and he wants Ian to come along too.

Bethany immediately realises what they're planning but, scared, afraid and all alone, she doesn't know what to do.

As Nathan sets about putting plans in motion for the party, will she tell him how she feels? And how will he react if she doesn't do exactly what he wants her to?