Coronation Street Adam Barlow ‘left for dead’ amid Carla and Peter love triangle

Coronation Street viewers witnessed Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson) get attacked by a mystery character during Friday's hour-long special but who was behind the frenzied assault?

During the dramatic episode, which marked the culmination of a week of 60th-anniversary celebrations for the ITV soap, an unknown attacker entered the Bistro and struck Ken Barlow's grandson from behind.

Corrie has now released first-look teaser pictures showing the aftermath of Adam's attack.

Ray Crosby (Mark Frost) and Debbie Webster (Sue Devaney) walk into the Bistro to find an unconscious Adam laying on the floor in upcoming scenes.

The hunky Scotsman later gets rushed to hospital but will he survive after being left for dead?

Love rat Adam has hurt both family and friends in recent months, cheating on his estranged wife Sarah (Tina O’Brien) and sleeping with his uncle's partner Carla Connor (Alison King), which has driven Peter (Chris Gascoyne) to hit the bottle once again.

The solicitor has a knack for rubbing people up the wrong way and the friction between him and Gary Windass (Mikey North), Sarah's ex, has been mounting for months. Did Gary finally snap or was this a crime of passion?

Gary’s certainly got a motive, Adam knows the truth about him killing loan shark Rick Neelan and has been threatening to blow Gary’s secret for months.

With the police now on his back and having been thrown out by wife Maria (Samia Longchambon), did Gary decide it was time to silence a smug Adam once and for all?

Gary was last seen brooding in the furniture shop, while we also saw Sarah slip back into the Platts after the attack.

Adam broke Sarah’s heart when he refused to accept her burying the truth about Gary, before then sleeping with a string of women while separated, including Carla. Disgusted by his latest conquest did Sarah lash out?

Carla bitterly regrets the night she spent with Adam and begged him to keep it a secret from Peter, knowing the truth would destroy him.

But when Adam stood up and came clean did Peter’s descent push Carla too far? While out looking for a drunk Peter, did she lose her cool with Adam?

Or was it Peter? His world shattered and all his old demons back to haunt him.

Betrayed by the love of his life and his own nephew, did Peter have a moment of madness and take his revenge?

Corrie fans last saw Peter slumped outside in the street holding a brick and a whiskey bottle, giving him both a motive and a weapon?

Over the coming weeks as Adam battles in hospital viewers see the police close in on their prime suspect. But have they got the right one?

Coronation Street continues on ITV on Monday at 7.30pm

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