Coronation Street spoilers: Eva Price caught in shocking child slavery plot


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by Kayleigh Dray |
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In dramatic scenes set to air this week, ITV’s Coronation Street is going to tackle the disturbing topic of child slavery.

And it seems as if Eva Price - played by Catherine Tyldesley - is going to find herself directly involved in the plot.

When Eva heads into the Underworld Factory in search of her boyfriend, Aidan (Shayne Ward), she is left shocked when a dishevelled young Polish girl emerges from behind a pile of boxes.

The youngster introduces herself as Marta (Edyta Budnik) - and, according to The Mirror, soon confirms the horrifying truth; she is a slave.

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An unpaid worker of wealthy Weatherfield newcomers Richie and Julia O'Driscoll (James Midgley and Malgorzata Klara), Underworld's biggest clients, Marta reveals that she fears for her family in Poland if she tries to escape.

And, after taking Marta under her wing and giving the malnourished teen some food, Eva soon realises that she has to do something to help.

But there’s a problem; if Eva reveals the truth to the police, it could leave Underworld and owner Carla Connor (Alison King) ruined - not to mention her boyfriend Aidan in a very difficult position.

What will Eva decide to do?

A source told The Mirror: “This is going to be a very difficult subject to tackle but it has been in the news and sadly is not as uncommon as people might think.

“Obviously, Coronation Street tries to tackle difficult subjects and has done storylines about serious illnesses and violence before. But this is the first time slavery has appeared.”

Speaking about the tragic scenes, they added: ”Undoubtedly, it will make for some difficult scenes and perhaps some uncomfortable viewing.”

The revelations with Marta will be one of Alison King's big storylines before the actress quits the cobbles later this year.

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