Coronation Street hit by Ofcom complaints after controversial Kelly guilty twist

By Ryan Paton

Coronation Street has been hit with Ofcom complaints after the controversial ruling of Seb Franklin's murder trial.

137 angry viewers of the long-running soap lodged complaints with the broadcasting watchdog after Kelly Neelan was found guilty of the killing - as Mirror Online reports.

Flashback scenes revealed it was actually Corey Brent who murdered Seb while Kelly desperately tried to pull him away.

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And viewers of the ITV show have threatened to boycott the programme if the character played by Maximus Evans gets away with the brutal crime.

Corey was seen laughing and joking after he was found not guilty and Seb's heartbroken mother Abi suspects the murderer's dad has paid off witnesses to ensure his son's verdict.

Meanwhile, Kelly Neelan was so distraught after being told she faces 12 years behind bars and seeing Corey go free that she attempted to take her own life.

Furious fans took to Twitter to criticise the unjust verdict.

Jade tweeted: "Genuinely can't watch #Corrie anymore if Corey is gonna be regular. He's genuinely vile and makes me feel disgusting."

Roz said: "@itvcorrie you have really messed this storyline up! I can't watch anymore, I'm literally done!!"

A third wrote: "Something needs to change in the second half or I won't watch #Corrie again!"

Another penned: "When @itvcorrie get it completely wrong. That verdict when the story is based on a true crime is a disgrace. Sally and Mollie have acted their bloody socks off throughout this storyline and deserve better from the scriptwriters. I’ve reached for the off button. Appalling #corrie."

In upcoming episodes, Kelly will be seen adjusting to life behind bars as she will be visited by her dad's old ally Sharon Geary.

Kelly's father was the gangster Rick, who was killed by Gary Windass - and Sharon tells the teenager she no longer needs to worry about funding her appeal to get out of prison, as someone has provided an anonymous donation.

Kelly is delighted as she believes her dad is the one sending the money, providing proof that he's alive and well. But fellow inmate Mia theorises that he's been killed and that his fate has been covered up.

She then turns to her ally Gary for answers about Rick, not knowing that it's him who killed her father and hid his body.

Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday on ITV and ITVHub

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