Coronation Street fans horrified as Amy Barlow is raped in disturbing scenes

CORONATION Street fans are horrified after Amy Barlow was raped by flatmate Aaron in tonight’s episode.

The student – who is played by actress Elle Mulvaney in the ITV soap – was taken advantage of by Aaron after the pair spent the night drinking.

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The pair shared a kiss earlier in the night before insisting they forget about it and move on.

Later after a row with Summer, Aaron and Amy ended up drinking back at the flat.

As they drank more and more, Amy ended up having an accident and falling over some drawers.

The pair then shared another moment and began kissing again.

“I feel like I’m going to be sick,” said Amy before she crawled into bed and stopped reciprocating Aaron’s advances.

She was seen falling asleep as Aaron removed her clothes and carried on – with Amy clearly unable to consent to what was going on.

Viewers were completely horrified at the scenes.

One wrote: “#coronationstreet Amy’s devastating story begins.”

A second said: “Amy didn’t consent.”

Another added: “Poor Amy has passed out, nooooo…”

Coronation Street bosses have worked alongside The Schools Consent Project, a charity established in early 2015 which sends legally trained volunteers into schools to deliver workshops on the legal definition of sexual consent and key sexual offences. 

Monica Bhogal, Director of The Schools Consent Project said: “The Schools Consent Project firmly believes that learning about sexual consent laws allows young people to understand their rights and responsibilities and empowers young people by providing them with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to make safe, respectful, healthy choices around sexual consent. 

“We are delighted to have been consulted on this storyline which conveys important messages around the topic of sexual consent with care and sensitivity. 

“Its inclusion in such a wide-reaching show emphasises the crucial need for consent conversations and the power of consent education.”