Coronation Street’s David Platt risks his life provoking gangs – but it’s not the first time he’s gone off the rails


When David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) gave a gang of native drug sellers’ bonnet a great stomping with his Timberlands in Coronation Road this week was reminded of simply what number of instances the most unstable and tortured Platt has intentionally tempted destiny when the ache in his personal life has appeared insurmountable.

Proper now he’s hurting as a result of his spouse Shona Ramsey (Julia Goulding) who’s recovering at a neurological rehabilitation centre in Leeds has demanded a divorce. That’s simply the newest in a listing of blows that life has dealt him: from tried homicide by his stepdad Richard Hillman to the homicide of his spouse Kylie and being raped by Josh Tucker.

Canal crash suicide try, 2007

David Platt car in canal

If there’s one incident that first set David Platt on a damaging path in life it’s the day that stepfather Richard Hillman (Brian Capron) drove a screaming David, Sarah and Gail into the canal to the tune of The Wannadies You and Me. The teen was so scarred by this that when his household disowned him for by chance leaving an ecstasy pill out that Bethany swallowed he determined to take a leaf out of his stepdad’s guide and do it once more.

Smashing up the complete road, 2008

David Platt pole

“It’ll be hoodies,” was Rita’s verdict when she heard home windows being smashed on the cobbles while she had her hair completed. In reality it was one man wrecking ball David. Catatonic with rage after he found Gail inspired his girlfriend Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) to have an abortion, David first pushed his mom down the stairs then smashed just about each window and automobile windscreen in the road earlier than assaulting Ken Barlow and one in every of the arresting law enforcement officials.

Mind harm for brother Nick, 2013

David Platt Nick Tilsley Lorry

David is not somebody who offers nicely with betrayal. An overheard dialog at no.eight between Gail (Helen Value) and his spouse Kylie (Paula Lane) was how he found that she had slept with his half-brother Nick (Ben Miles) on Christmas night time. David being David deliberate a prolonged and elaborate hate marketing campaign which reached its climax when he unbuckled Nick’s seat belt, grabbed the steering wheel and left them each in the path of an unforgiving lorry.

Kamikaze revenge mission on killer Clayton, 2016

David Platt petrol

The homicide of Kylie, the one real love of David’s life, by Clayton Hibbs (Callum Harrison) drove him mad for revenge. David determined that the solely solution to get rid of his spouse’s killer was to douse a automobile in petrol and drive it into the facet of the police van taking Clayton to courtroom. When the automobile failed to begin a deranged David crashed it on the road almost killing his daughter Lily and Gary Windass (Mikey North).

Rapist Josh goads David, 2018

David Platt Josh Tucker

“I feel you’d quite go spherical two with me.” When serial rapist Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton) mocked David as he refereed a charity boxing match with outdated adversary Gary Windass, David noticed crimson and virtually killed Gary. Actually he was beating himself up as he desperately tried to come back to phrases with what Josh had completed to him.

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