Coronation Street is hit by Ofcom complaints over violent scenes that saw Alya Nazir stabbed and nearly killed
Coronation Street was hit with several Ofcom complaints over violent scenes which aired last week.
The dark episode of the ITV soap saw one character stabbed and almost killed as part of a racism storyline.
Viewers hit out at the show’s ongoing terrifying extremism plot where an attempt was made to murder Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon.
Not happy: Coronation Street was hit with Ofcom complaints over violent scenes which aired last week on ITV
Last Wednesday’s episode prompted a total of 72 Ofcom complaints about the violence which saw Alya Nazir (Sair Khan) stabbed and nearly killed.
The scene took place as Maria gave a speech at an event organised to highlight the Weatherfield refugee drop-in centre.
As Maria welcomed the refugees, Max Turner was on his phone listening to a character named Blake making a racist speech pledging to put an end to the refugee centre by whatever means necessary.
Terrifying: The episode which aired last Wednesday was hit with a total of 72 complaints about the violence that saw Alya Nazir stabbed and nearly killed
A far right gang has recently groomed the teen, isolating him from his loved ones and pushing him to help spread Griff’s racist agenda.
Blake has also been manipulated and acted out by attempting to murder councillor Maria.
Pushing his way through the crowd in the restaurant Black revealed he had a knife on him and Alya stepped in front of Maria as he tried to hurt her.
Alya was stabbed and seriously injured in the struggle before Gary Windass, played by Mikey North, tackled Blake to the ground.
However, it was too late for Alya as she dropped down clutching her chest where her wound was bleeding.
Blake was arrested by police and blamed the attack on Max.
Viewers were left less than impressed by the ‘bloody violence’ scenes and took to Twitter to complain about the dark episode.
Scary: Viewers hit out at the programmes on going terrifying extremism plot where an attempt was made to murder Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon