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Updated: 'Coronation Street' canal body scenes cut due to Stone Roses fan death

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Coronation Street bosses have edited scenes after they were deemed too similar to the death of a Stone Roses fan, Digital Spy has learned.

Christopher Brahney was reported missing after seeing the 'Fools Gold' band play at Manchester's Heaton Park before being found dead at Salford Quays on Monday (July 9).

Producers have decided to remove specific details of a body being found in a canal out of respect for the late 22-year-old's family and friends.

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The Stone Roses perform live at Heaton Park: Ian Brown

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An ITV spokesperson announced: "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."

The statement added: "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."

Peter Barlow from Coronation Street

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Leanne and Ken are shocked when the police inform them of a body found that matches Peter's description

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Troubled alcoholic Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) disappeared in the plot, culminating in father Ken and estranged wife Leanne being told that a body found nearby matches Peter's description.

However, after identifying the body at the police morgue, an emotional Ken and Leanne are relieved that the corpse does not belong to Peter.

> Read the original synopsis for Friday's Corrie episode here

The Stone Roses had publicly appealed for help after Brahney's disappearance on June 29. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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