Coronation Street’s Toyah Battersby is left for dead

This is the terrifying moment Coronation Street’s Toyah Battersby is left for dead after being battered and raped by a mystery attacker.

This is the terrifying moment Coronation Street’s Toyah Battersby is left for dead after being battered and raped by a mystery attacker.

Student Toyah, played by actress Georgia Taylor, is assaulted after a night out with garage mechanic Sam Kingston in a dramatic episode to be screened on Friday.

Viewers will not see the attack but will witness this scene on Easter Sunday, when Toyah is found by teenager Jason Grimshaw as he sets out on an early morning jog.

Jason takes traumatised Toyah to her family home, where she tells her mother Janice and then has to relive the ordeal by giving police details of the attack.

But Toyah has no idea who raped her because she was semi-conscious at the time and her nightmare continues over the coming weeks as male residents come under suspicion of the attack.

Many of the Street's men are unable to prove where they were at the time of the assault and have to give DNA samples to police.

Actress Georgia, 21, said: "The main focus of the storyline is the psychological effect that the attack has on Toyah.

"There are many women out there who have been raped or sexually assaulted and we owe it to them to make sure that the storyline is handled sensitively and accurately"

A spokesman for the programme said: "Rape is obviously a very emotive subject to tackle in a soap opera and we have gone to great lengths to ensure that the storyline is handled sensitively.

"Although the finger of suspicion will fall on many of the Street’s male residents it will not become a whodunnit - more a process of elimination as each man is asked to give DNA samples."

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