Note: This story discusses topics including rape and sexual assault.

Coronation Street spoilers follow.

Coronation Street's Amy Barlow reports Aaron Sandford to the police next week, after receiving support from her parents Steve and Tracy.

Amy has been suffering in silence over the past few weeks after Aaron raped her following a night out.

In next week's episodes, Amy confides in Tracy after Aaron gives his girlfriend Summer Spellman a false version of what happened.

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The story moves forward after Summer reads a text to Amy on Aaron's phone, which suggests that they should put everything behind them.

Summer questions what the message is referring to. Aaron says that, following their own break-up, he had a one-night stand with Amy.

Making out that it was consensual, Aaron tells Summer that he and Amy both now regret it.

Summer confronts Amy, who bursts into tears and explains that her friend has got it all wrong.

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Once alone with Tracy, an emotional Amy confides in her mum about how Aaron raped her at the share flat when she'd passed out drunk.

Steve and Tracy both encourage Amy to report Aaron to the police. Tracy then accompanies her daughter down to the station.

Later in the week, Summer remains angry with Amy after believing Aaron's lies.

Summer confronts Amy in the street, ordering her to apologise for sleeping with Aaron.

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Amy responds by explaining that she didn't consent to sex with Aaron and has already reported him to the police. Summer accuses her of lying, but Amy points out that the police are taking the case seriously.

Sadly, events take an upsetting turn for Amy when DS Swain asks some difficult questions after scrutinising her phone.

Amy struggles as the line of questioning wrongly makes her feel like the guilty party. Will the police proceed with her case?

Elle Mulvaney, who plays Amy, recently spoke about the ideal outcome for her character as the storyline continues.

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Elle told Digital Spy and other media: "I think Amy wants a sense of justice. Aaron admitting it is the main thing that she wants, but then if he gets a criminal charge as well, then that would mean that it's been proven and he's guilty.

"Most importantly, Amy wants Aaron to know what he's done is wrong, because in her head, the worries are: 'Is he going to do this to somebody else? Has he already done this to Summer?' There's lots of things going through her head."

Asked how Steve and Tracy react, Elle replied: "Steve and Tracy love Amy – she's their world. So they are going to be heartbroken when they find out. That will manifest in different ways between them both, because they don't know what to do and it's out of their hands.

"All they'll do is try to get justice for Amy. It's a question of trying to support her in the best way – and whether Amy agrees or not whether their way is the best way. The Barlows do what the Barlows do! Sometimes they go off the rails when Amy doesn't want them to."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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Coronation Street has been working with the Schools Consent Project on Amy's storyline.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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