Coronation Street Spoilers: Is Karl Munro going to kill Craig Tinker to silence him?! (VIDEO)

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Fans of Corrie may recall that a few weeks ago, young Craig Tinker (Colson Smith) reacted strangely when he heard the adults in The Kabin talking about the fire at the Rovers, which was of course started by Karl Munro…

And as we’ll see next week, whatever it is Craig thinks he knows about the fire, it could put him in the sights of killer Karl (John Michie) and just like Sunita Alahan, poor young Craig might not live to tell the tale!

The drama begins on Monday, August 12 when Craig’s worried mum Beth (Lisa George) discusses Craig’s recent bad behaviour with Kirk (Andy Whyment) and wishes she knew what lay behind it.

Tackling Craig later, Beth demands to know if he’s taking drugs. He angrily says he’s not, and having found no evidence of drugs on Craig, Beth wonders if he could be struggling with his sexuality. Kirk offers to talk to him, but will Craig open up about what’s really troubling him?

Well, as we’ll see on Thursday, Craig’s clearly troubled but, desperate to throw Beth off the scent, he claims his turmoil is down to him thinking about his dad. Beth’s heartbroken, knowing he’ll never be part of Craig’s life, but is this really the root of Craig’s problems?

Evidently not because in Friday’s double-bill, we’ll see that Craig’s run off to get away from his mum’s prying, and it’s Karl who finds him crying in the backyard of the Rovers. But when he asks the boy what’s wrong Karl’s floored by his response…

Poor Craig tells Karl that it was he who burnt down the pub when he threw away a cigarette. He explains that he threw the illicit cig away that night because he saw Karl coming out of the Rovers!

Knowing full well that Craig isn’t the one who caused the blaze – because he of course did – Karl panics and rushes after Craig…

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Karl now knows that Craig can place him at the scene of the crime, and he knows he has to get to Craig before he talks to anyone about the night of the fire. He catches up with the lad, and after dragging him into his car, Karl can’t keep a lid on his volatile emotions…

He tells the stunned young boy that his actions in throwing away the cigarette resulted in the deaths of two people, and as Craig becomes more terrified, Karl insists he must keep quiet or else he’ll go to prison.

Has Karl done enough to scare Craig into silence? Or will he take steps to ensure Craig can never reveal what he knows?

Find out next week! For now, here’s a look at this week’s drama…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.