'Coronation Street' hit by complaints as Corey gets away with murder

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Kelly Neelan [MILLIE GIBSON] takes the witness box and tells the court how Corey attacked Seb and kicked him repeatedly despite her begging him to stop. Sabeen Habeeb [ZORA BISHOP] suggests she attacked Seb in order to impress Corey Brent [MAXIMUS EVANS]. 

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STRICT EMBARGO - No Use Before Tuesday 31st August 2021

Coronation Street - Ep 10422

Monday 6th September 2021 - 1st Ep

Kelly Neelan [MILLIE GIBSON] takes the witness box and tells the court how Corey attacked Seb and kicked him repeatedly despite her begging him to stop. Sabeen Habeeb [AVITA JAY] suggests she attacked Seb in order to impress Corey. 

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Corey Brent was on trial for his role in the death of seb. (ITV)

Coronation Street has been hit with more than 130 complaints after killer Corey Brent got away with murder.

Fans of the ITV soap have been gripped as the teenager (played by Maximus Evans) went on trial for the brutal death of Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni).

But they were left fuming when the verdict was returned and Corey was found not guilty, while Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) was convicted.

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Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has now confirmed that it has received 137 complaints about the episode.

Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin are set to be attacked on Coronation Street. (ITV/Danielle Baguley)
Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin were attacked. (ITV/Danielle Baguley)

Seb died after being beaten by Corey in shocking scenes broadcast in May. 

The attack took place after Corey and his friends mocked Seb's goth girlfriend Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher).

The hard-hitting storyline was based on the real-life murder of Sophie Lancaster in 2007.

After the end of Corey’s trial aired last week, viewers flocked to social media to express their disbelief.

Corey Brent appears to have got away with murder in 'Coronation Street'. (ITV)
Corey Brent got away with murder in Coronation Street. (ITV)

“Where is the justice for Seb???!!” tweeted one seething fan.

Another said it was a huge “miscarriage of justice”, adding: “It's outrageous that Corey was found not guilty of Seb's murder.”

“This is so wrong,” said another person. “Corrie you have really made a big mistake. We needed justice for Seb.”

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One viewer wrote said the soap had got it "completely wrong" and added: "That verdict when the story is based on a true crime is a disgrace."

“I’m assuming Corey will be found guilty at some point… if he doesn’t I’ll be protesting,” tweeted another.

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