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Coronation Street: Why has Ali gone to prison for four months?

Dr Neeson attacked Gary

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Coronation Street viewers were shocked as Dr Ali Neeson was sent to prison off-screen in tonight’s episode (Friday, September 4) and many have forgotten why.

In the visit to the cobbles, Ryan came into Speed Daal to find a distressed Alya with Geoff and Tim.

After taking Alya back home, Ryan revealed to his girlfriend that his brother Ali had received a sentence of four months in prison for assaulting Gary Windass.

Dr Ali Neeson on Coronation Street
Why has Ali gone to prison for four months in Coronation Street? (Credit: ITV)

Alya was shocked to hear the news. And so were viewers.

Coronation Street: Why has Ali gone to prison?

Earlier this year, Ali was in a love triangle with Maria and Gary.

When Ali found out Gary was a loan shark, he tried to warn Maria about her new boyfriend.

Gary and Ali definitely weren’t the best of friends but after Ali freaked Maria when he kidnapped her, Gary warned Ali to keep away.

Gary and Ali were love rivals over Maria (Credit: ITV)

But Gary went a step further and reported the doctors drug problems.

In a rage, Ali ended up beating up Gary on the street and Steve and Ryan. had to pull him off

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After this, Ali decided to leave the cobbles and was last on screen in March.

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Whilst Ali may be in prison, he’s suspicions about Gary are correct.

Last year, Gary murdered loan shark Rick Neelan when he believed he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend Sarah.

Gary killed Rick Neelan (Credit: ITV)

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Recently Sarah found out about Gary’s crime and agreed to keep it quiet. And despite gary admitting to Sarah that he still loved her, he went on to marry fiance Maria anyway.

Currently Maria and Gary are away on their honeymoon. But what will Maria think when she she finds out Ali has been put in prison?

Coronation Street is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm on ITV. Friday 11th September will be an hour long episode. 

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