Music Fan's death prompts Last minute Coronation Street Edit

Last minute edits have been made to this Friday's episode of 'Coronation Street' with Peter Barlow dissapearing, the storyline would originally see the characters of Ken and Leanne head to the police station to hear a body has been found in a canal. However out of respect to the family and friends of Christopher Brahney, a last minute rewrite will see Leanne and Ken just be told a body has been found with no other details revealed.

Christopher Brahney's body was found in a canal on Monday, after he had dissapeared after attending a Stone Roses gig in Manchester's Heaton Park. He had been missing since the 29th of June.

On the edits a ITV spokesperson said

"The producers of Coronation Street have taken the decision to remove references in this Friday's show, which although scripted and filmed weeks ago, bore some similarities to the manner in which Christopher Brahney's body was found. Like many others, we were extremely saddened by the news of his death, and our thoughts and condolences are with his family. What we have removed is multiple references to a body being found in a canal. We have made the change so the finding referenced by a policeman is now broader, simply a body being found, no reference to where." 

- Coronation Street

Written by: TomSouthwell
Jul 11th, 2012, 2:31 pm

Images courtesy of ITV1

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