Coronation Street murderer set to make shock return after three years

Coronation Street murderer set to make shock return after three years

A TWISTED Coronation Street killer is making a shock return this summer – and it’s bad news for Abi Webster.

Murderer Corey Brent – who is played by actor Maximus Evans in the ITV soap – will be at the center of a major new storyline three years after pleading guilty to Seb Franklin’s murder, but with a twist, The Sun.

Killer Corey will be at the center of a huge new story – without appearing himselfCredit: ITV
Corey will be at the center of a huge new storyline for Abi WebsterCredit: ITV

The harrowing storyline, based on the real-life murder of Sophie Lancaster, saw Seb and his girlfriend Nina Lucas brutally attacked for being goths in May 2021.

Corey was eventually imprisoned after confessing to the murder, after being caught fleeing the country.

He was warned he could face life in prison – but just three years later the specter of Corey will be felt in a dramatic storyline for Seb’s mother Abi.

A source said: “Seb’s murder was one of the most horrific stories in recent years.

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“Seb and Nina have been attacked by a lot of things because of the way they dress. But it was Corey who was the leader in the ring.

“He targeted Nina because she dressed like a goth. The fact that he’s back and they’re revisiting the hate crime shows how important this story was.”

However, actor Maximus continued his studies at RADA and will therefore no longer be seen on the cobbles.

Corrie bosses worked closely with Sophie’s mother Sylvia, who set up the Sophie Lancaster Foundation after her daughter’s brutal murder, to ensure they got the storyline right.

Sylvia died in April 2022.

News of Corey’s return comes after it was revealed that the soap’s sickest villain, Nathan Curtis, was also returning.

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The sinister figure treated Bethany Platt. And this week, Bethany will reunite with Nathan in Weatherfield after he was secretly released from prison.

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