Coronation Street fans have pleaded for one of the show's latest storyline to 'stop' as they worked out two possible ways in which Liam Connor's bullying hell can go. Viewers of the ITV soap haven't liked Mason Radcliffe ever since he appeared on the cobbles and started causing trouble.
Following his arrival last month, we've seen Weatherfield High student Mason leading Dylan Wilson astray. So far, Corrie fans have seen Liam ending up in hospital after trying a vape and also saw them picking on Ruby Dobbs. Last week, Mason and Dylan were seen in The Rovers with some mates, despite the pub not being open, and also mocking Amy Barlow's planned peaceful protest.
Now, the trouble instigated by Mason has continued and this time, it got scarily serious. During Wednesday night's (November 22) episode of the long-running soap, Liam was accused of grassing Mason up for stealing Dylan Wilson's trainers.
Liam's stepfather Gary Windass threatened Mason in the previous episode, and he believed he had dealt with the problem. However, it wasn't enough to stop Mason as he once again turned on Liam over his run-in with Gary.
As Liam walked home he was cornered by Mason and his friends, including Dylan, and they soon began an attack on him, throwing items at him and pouring rubbish onto him before Liam was thrown to the ground. Liam was in tears and things only got worse as when he got up, the teenager had a knife pointed at him.
Mason threatened him with the blade before eventually letting him go. Liam later confided in younger step-brother Jake that he'd been attacked and threatened. Later, Mason was stopped by PC Craig Tinker following reports he was in possession of a bladed article. But the copper found nothing and in the meantime, Liam discovered it was Jake who called the police.
Later, Liam was seen lying in bed as his phone continuously pinged with messages, one showing a picture of a rat dressed in a school uniform which was said to be Liam after the police incident. And Corrie fans are fearful the storyline could go one of two ways and are struggling to watch the heartbreaking scenes unfold.
@floweroflondon said: "Someone's going to get killed with one of those knives #corrie." @joy9kat commented: "This is obviously going to lead to a stabbing storyline to teach us all the dangers of carrying knives. Forgetting that hardly any teenagers actually watch #Corrie."
@hazeltourabaly wrote: "I hate these scenes. That Mason needs to be put in juvenile prison and stop the story line. Please please please!" @trishmorell posted: "Please don’t let this be an attempted suicide story. Gary needs to sort Mason out." @sparkysue added: "#Corrie. Poor little Liam….I fear there’s either going to be a stabbing or an attempted suicide."