Ch­es­ney stabbed!

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He’s an in­no­cent vic­tim when Robert’s dodgy mate, Rich goes bonkers with a bot­tle in the Bistro …

Coro­na­tion Street isn’t all lovely hot­pots and cheeky pints of New­ton and Ri­d­ley’s right now, is it?

On top of Bethany’s groom­ing or­deal and old Ken­neth’s plunge down the stairs, now we’ve got Ch­es­ney get­ting stabbed in the Bistro. Still, at least he’ll get a change of scenery while he’s in hospi­tal. He’s been stuck be­hind that ke­bab counter so long, we were won­der­ing if his feet had got glued to the floor by chilli sauce.

The bad­die re­spon­si­ble is Robert Pre­ston’s old ac­quain­tance, Rich. He’s de­ter­mined to make Robert laun­der his dirty drugs money and, when Robert re­fuses, he goes tonto and picks up a bro­ken bot­tle. Ches, who has just reunited with Sinead, ar­rives at the restau­rant to make peace with Daniel, but when he un­in­ten­tion­ally makes Rich jump, he finds him­self slashed.

‘Ch­es­ney wants to have a word with Daniel – it’s noth­ing con­fronta­tional; it’s just to tell him there are no hard feel­ings,’ ex­plains star Sam As­ton. ‘But as he walks in through the door of the Bistro with his good in­ten­tions, it’s a case of wrong place, wrong time, and he finds him­self caught in the cross­fire.’

As Rich does a run­ner, Daniel comes to Ch­es­ney’s aid and puts pres­sure on his stab wound while try­ing to keep him con­scious. He’s quite the hero – although Sinead doesn’t think that when she ar­rives on the scene. See­ing Ches half-dead and her ex cov­ered in blood, she thinks de­monic Dan has been up to his old tricks again.

An am­bu­lance soon ar­rives and, as Ch­es­ney’s whisked to hospi­tal, a shaken Robert tells Michelle about Rich’s de­mand, then opens up about his colour­ful life, pre-weather­field. Let’s just say he’s done a lot worse than burn a few steaks. Michelle’s shocked but sup­port­ive, and hugs her fella as he fights back the tears.

Want­ing Rich out of his life, Robert later calls him up, say­ing he’s pre­pared to do one last deal. Lur­ing him to a car park, he then tells Rich that he wants to buy some co­caine off him. But is Robert in­tend­ing to snort it – or does he have an­other plan up his sleeve?

It’s a case of wrong place, wrong time, and he’s caught in the cross­fire

Wrong place, wrong time: Rich stabs Ch­es­ney

Bad chair day: Robert fends off a crazed Rich

Stretchered out: Ch­es­ney is wheeled off to hospi­tal

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