Leanne Battersby makes a horrifying discovery in Coronation Street

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INITIALLY cautious, Leanne Battersby has grown increasingly fond of Damon Hay over the weeks since his arrival.

Unfortunately, the Coronation Street restaurateur makes a shock discovery which could change everything.

Leanne Battersby makes a shock discovery

Nick knows something she doesn’t about Damon Hay

His influence causes damage

The Bistro has often been at the core of dramatic plotlines since it first opened but it’s also reputed for the events hosted for Weatherfield residents.

In upcoming scenes of the ITV soap, Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) set up the Bistro for a Boozy Night event.

Newcomer Damon Hay (Ciarán Griffiths) tells them that he’ll fetch his DJ kit, believing it’s important for him to creat the right vibe.

But Nick is deeply concerned when he sees him showing his son Sam how to use his DJ equipment.

He is even more annoyed to find Damon discussing new business ideas for the Bistro with Leanne when he arrives home.

The restaurant is fully booked, prompting Leanne to call Damon to tell they could do with an extra pair of hands.

Damon heads behind the bar as Nick watches him from afar with growing unease.

To make matters worse, Damon later flirts with Dee-Dee Bailey, leaving Nick scowling.

Sam asks Damon for some tips on fighting and Damon’s happy to give him advice.

But while Leanne appreciates Damon and his help, Nick is all too aware that the newcomer is hiding something.

In later scenes, Damon tells Nick that he’s expecting a delivery of drugs at the Bistro in the afternoon and it’ll be up to him to deal with it.

To make matters worse, Damon’s influence on Nick’s son Sam (Jude Riordan) is clearly having negative consequences.

When Conny approaches Sam in the school corridor, she’s shocked to see him stand up to her.

Later on, Nick takes a call from the school which informs him that Sam has been involved in a fight.

The youngster explains he was just following Damon’s advice, leaving Nick furious and Leanne baffled at his reaction.

This leaves him with no choice and he soon confesses to Leanne that Damon is Harvey Gaskell’s brother and is using the Bistro for drug deliveries.

How will Leanne react?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.

Nick is on to Damon Hay

The newcomer is using the Bistro for drug deliveries