Coronation Street spoilers: Billy Mayhew gets rapist Josh Tucker beaten up as he finds his next victim

The vicar – who is played by actor Daniel Brocklebank in the ITV soap – catches David Platt keeping tabs on his attacker as he watches Josh with a potential victim.

Sending David home with a flea in his ear, Billy decides to talk to the man and warn him of what Josh is capable of, but unbeknownst to him the man won't take the warning lying down.

Vile Josh is left fighting for his life in Coronation Street next week when he gets brutally attacked.

David has been secretly stalking Josh, who raped him back in March after a lads’ night out, and tells Billy he’s worried that Josh is already grooming his next victim after spotting him with the same man several times.

Billy (Daniel Brocklebank) persuades David to go home and then approaches the man, telling him that Josh is a serial rapist and to be careful.

But his good deed backfires horribly when the police call at Billy’s later and tell him that Josh has been beaten to a pulp by the man Billy spoke to.

The vicar feels terrible and confesses to David and his girlfriend Shona Ramsey that Josh is in a critical condition because of him.

David visits his rapist in hospital, to Shona’s horror, but how will he feel when he sees Josh fighting for his life?

Later Billy visits Josh himself, lying to the hospital staff that he’s a relative. He then holds vigil at Josh’s bedside, praying for him. Will Josh recover?

Josh (Ryan Clayton)  became the most hated man in soap earlier this year when he spiked hairdresser David’s drink before taking him back to his flat where he dragged him to the bedroom and raped him.

Former Corrie boss Kate Oates revealed earlier this year that Josh wouldn’t be going to prison for the attack as she wanted the storyline to mirror real life where very few male rapes end up in the courtroom.

Speaking to the Metro, Kate said: “I think it’s important not to artificially tie things up – I believe that David’s perpetrator wouldn’t be convicted in this instance.

“David got rid of all of the evidence.

"We will have to tie the storyline off – it will find an ending which will surprise people.

"David will get a catharsis and some acknowledgement but he might not get that legally.

"In soap, a lot of the justice often comes from the community – Phil Collinson used to call it the court of Coronation Street and I completely get that."

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