Leanne Battersby is said to be violently attacked by Harvey

Coronation Street drug lord Harvey is going to try to assassinate Leanne Battersby next week.

Actor Will Mellor has revealed that his evil character will forcibly attack Leanne when he discovers she has gone to the police to get out of his gang.

Harvey will try to kill Leanne, reveals Will Mellor (Image credit: ITV)

Viewers know that Leanne is forced to trade drugs for Harvey in order to save the life of her son Simon.

He was manipulated into debt with the gang and forced to use drugs for them.

However, when Leanne found out she was confronting Harvey to save Simon, she had to pay herself the debt.

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She went to the police last week and was forced to become an undercover agent.

But soon Harvey will discover the truth – and want deadly revenge on Leanne.

Actor Will told The sun: “Leanne is packing up to run away, but before she can leave the apartment, Harvey kicks in the door.

“It was good to get on board like this. Jane [Danson, who plays Leanne] jumped out of her skin!

“Harvey calls them ‘grass’ and goes to bundle them up in the car, to take them somewhere, to finish them off. He says, “After you’re dead, I’ll make sure Simon looks after me – he’ll be in my little family,” which means he’ll sell drugs for Harvey. “

Leanne Battersby must flee Weatherfield (Image credit: ITV)

Coronation Street’s Leanne Battersby was forced to flee Weatherfield

In the next week’s scenes, one of Harvey’s dealers, Ned, shows up at Leanne’s apartment and, to her horror, declares that he is expecting a delivery and will be using her apartment to bag the drugs.

When Simon lets himself in, Ned introduces himself and Leanne has a bad stomach. When Leanne asks Ned about the drug distribution, he becomes suspicious of her motives.

Leanne and Simon manage to convince Ned that they are on his side. She determines that she has to go shopping and leaves Simon alone with Ned.

Leanne faces a fight against Harvey (Credit: ITV)

She goes and meets with DC Costello and informs him of Ned’s drug plans.

Ned later orders Leanne to call in sick to work, as the delivery of medication is up and running again.

Harvey goes to pick up the drugs and takes Simon with him. Concerned for her son’s safety, Leanne begs her to take her instead, but her requests fall on deaf ears.

Harvey later tells Leanne that it has been set up and it looks like someone has berated him.

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With little choice, Leanne Harvey admits it was her.

Later, a tearful Leanne goes to Toyah and shows that she and Simon are moving away as this is the only way to make sure he is safe from Harvey.

She says goodbye and they flee Weatherfield. But how long?

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