Fiz Stape to be attacked in jail

Coronation Street's Fiz Stape is to be attacked in jail after she reports an inmate for selling to drugs to other prisoners

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Jennie McAlpine

Jennie McAlpine who plays Fiz Stape

Coronation Street's Fiz Stape is to be attacked in jail.

The former factory worker - who is wrongly put inside for the three murders, which were committed by her husband John Stape - is set on by a fellow inmate after Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) reports her for selling drugs to other prisoners.

Fiz - who has a seven-month-old daughter, Hope, with John - is persuaded by prison warders to tell the governor in return for a transfer to the mother and baby unit but she is spotted leaving the office and gets a beating.

A source said: "This is one of the toughest subjects ever tackled by 'Coronation Street'. Poor Fiz will be in serious danger and has made a very powerful enemy in jail.

"She'll be absolutely terrified and viewers will feel really sorry for her - especially as she is innocent."

Following the attack, Fiz reconsiders moving to the baby unit because she fears the gang will target Hope.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Fiz has never faced violence like this before and she's terrified. Even her murderous husband was never anything but nice to her. And the threats to Hope really worry her."

Fiz will stay in jail until her trail in October, when she is sensationally cleared after John (Graeme Hawley) returns from Ireland to clear her name.

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