Coronation Street character to be left for dead after botched raid
'Coronation Street's Carla Connor's life will be left hanging in the balance next week following a botched raid at the Bistro.
The knicker factory owner - played by Alison King - will be left fighting for her life on the operating table after she is left for dead by her nemesis Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) when a burglary at the posh restaurant goes terribly wrong.
The brunette beauty finds herself caught up in the raid when she meets Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) at the eatery to discuss their recent drunken one-night stand at the casino.
But the pair are blissfully unaware that the hunk's girlfriend Tracy is listening to every word of their conversation.
After Robert leaves, two thugs enter the Bistro planning to rob the place but come face-to-face with Carla and, instead of helping her neighbour, Tracy quickly flees the scene.
Things then take a dramatic turn for the worse when the thieves grab Carla's handbag and she chases after them.
As the strong-willed woman battles to get her bag back, Carla gets caught up in the raiders' white pick-up truck and sees her life flash before her as she's dragged along the ground.
The dramatic scenes, set to air at the beginning of next week, will lead up to the permanent departure of Carla.
Alison said recently: "I am actually leaving. It's been put out there that I'm taking a sabbatical, but I'm not."