Bullies, led by Mason Radcliffe (Luca Toolan), have been targeting poor Liam Connor (Charlie Wrenshall) for several months now in Coronation Street, though the young lad is soon set to fight back.
Mason and his cronies have been subjecting Liam to all sorts of cruel torment, from throwing rubbish at him to name calling, to even stealing his possessions.
In upcoming scenes, having had his phone taken, Liam will decide that enough is enough.
When Dylan Wilson (Liam McCheyne) asks Mason if he plans on returning his phone, Mason simply laughs at him.
He is quick to reveal that if Liam turns up to the meeting to retrieve it then he is a dead man, and Liam overhears.
But instead of backing down from his tormentor, he stares him down and makes a promise to be there.
Dylan forewarns Liam not to meet Mason out of fear for the worst, but the young man is adamant about defying him.
Later on, when Liam goes to see Mason and his friends, he hears Dylan calling him a loser. Mason encourages him further, so soon after, Liam pins Dylan up against the wall.
Mrs. Crawshaw shows up at that point, and Dylan quickly falls to the ground.
After the event, Maria Connor (Samia Longchambon) goes with Liam to the police station and tells Gary Windass (Mikey North) to back off—he’s already done enough harm.
Maria tells Liam that as long as he tells the truth, everything will work out while they wait.
Once they’re back on the street, Anthony Cotton’s character Sean Tully lashes out at Gary, saying he’s glad he called the police because bullies should be punished.
The next day, Maria tells Gary that she thinks Liam might be stepping in for someone else.
Will they discover the truth about what’s happening?