Coronation Street is set to air more harrowing scenes as Sean Tullys upcoming homelessness story takes another serious turn – as the girl he has been living rough with, Carol, is badly injured, with her life left hanging in the balance. With the help of Billy Mayhew, can Sean save her?
To get to this stage, Sean rapidly loses everything including a roof over his head and his job and it leads to him sleeping outside in a tent, with no other option. Its through doing this that he meets Carol, who is also homeless.
The pair strike up a supportive friendship but Sean quickly finds himself in a predicament when he is beaten up while washing in a public bathroom. Other scenes that Antony Cotton has been filming show Sean begging for money and food on the streets.
Sean then finds himself among a larger homeless community and this is where Billy finds him and realises the depth of Seans situation – but will Sean be able to accept help from Billy and get his life back on track?
More recently, Antony has been filming new scenes on location which see him cradling a bloodied Carol – but has she lost her life?
Carol is forced to turn to prostitution to keep her head above water and Sean does everything that he can to stop her from getting into the car of a punter. As she drives off with him, she later stumbles towards Sean covered in blood, having been attacked.
Sean is frantic when she then collapses and he and Billy face a race against time to save her. But has Carols terrible situation cost her her life? And will a devastating wake up call give Sean the wake up call that he needs to fight to get back off the streets?
Coronation Street is tackling the issue of homelessness as the facts and figures surrounding how many people it affects are staggering both in Manchester and across the UK.
The storyline coincidentally mirrors the situation of a friend of Antonys, who he helped find shelter after discovering that he was homeless just weeks before he found out that he would be doing these episodes as Sean.
The storyline kicks off next month and will run right through the summer but the eventual outcome for Sean remains under wraps.