Coronation Street’s baby Susie will be kidnapped as part of a horrific abduction storyline.
The tiny tot will be taken from her crib by desperate grandfather Johnny Connor.
He fails to reach an agreement with Eva Price over custody of the child and she starts to play dirty by pointing out Jenny’s track record with kids.
Realising his chances have been scuppered and running out of options, Johnny takes drastic action and steals Susie from her crib.
Mortified Eva is thrown into blind panic when she realises her daughter has been taken and quickly points the finger at Toyah Battersby.
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Suspicion then quickly moves to Johnny, who is revealed to be hiding in a hotel room while cradling his grandaughter.
The police launch a search for the missing baby and promise to do everything they can to bring her home.
Liz decides to some investigating herself and discovers that Johnny stole her keys to the pub in order to take the baby.
While Kate and Jenny are stunned when they search his flat and realise he’s not been taking his MS pills.
Devastated Eva makes a public appeal for the safe return of her daughter before it’s too late.
Johnny soon realises he’s in way over his head and the effect of not taking his medication starts to take its toll.
In the hotel room, a weakened Johnny struggles to feed little Susie and contemplates asking for help.
He calls Liz and breaks down while confessing that he cant bear to lose his granddaughter.
Liz pleads with Johnny to take Susie home but he stubbornly refuses to listen.
The net closes in when Johnny is spotted buying baby paraphernalia without Susie, revealing to the police that he must have an accomplice.
At the hotel Johnny tells Liz he plans to go on the run to Spain with Susie and wants her to come with them.
The pair share a kiss, but will they run off and start a new family together?
*Coronation Street airs on Friday on ITV at 7.30pm and 8.30pm
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