‘Coronation Street’ Cuts Scenes Due to Stone Roses Fan’s Death
The unfortunate effects of the Stone Roses fan whose body was found earlier this week are being felt outside of the music industry. Producers of the British soap opera show 'Coronation Street' have revealed that they are cutting scenes from an upcoming episode in the wake of Chris Brahney's death.
Brahney went missing after attending one of the recently reunited Stone Roses' homecoming shows last month in Manchester, England. The movement to find the 22-year-old was all over Facebook and Twitter. Sadly, police discovered Brahney's body in the Manchester Ship Canal earlier this week.
An episode of 'Coronation Street' was originally supposed to include a series of scenes that showed a body being found in a canal. Producers of the television program felt those scenes bore too much resemblance to the Brahney tragedy.
"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," said a spokesperson for ITV. "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."
As NME reports, an autopsy done on Brahney's body didn't find anything conclusive on cause of death. Police hope that toxicology reports will have better luck. Meanwhile they are hoping anyone with information about Brahney's whereabouts during the night he disappeared come forward so that they can piece things together.
"Officers are continuing to offer support to Christopher's family, and we are trying to give them the answers they so desperately need," said Detective Inspector Debbie Oakes. "The post-mortem examination brought an inconclusive result, but as is routine, samples have been sent for toxicology tests."
She continues: "We do, however, have a number of lines of inquiry that we are vigorously pursuing, including CCTV footage that could help us make more sense of Chris's final movements, information from witnesses following the fantastic public response and other avenues for us to pursue. We understand that Chris walked from Shudehill, past a number of pubs, to Deansgate. Anyone who saw Chris in Manchester city centre, carrying a Primark bag, is urged to call the police as soon as possible."