Coronation Street viewers delighted as Corey Brent is FINALLY arrested for Seb Franklin's murder 


Coronation Street viewers were delighted as Seb Franklin’s killer Corey Brent was finally arrested and charged with his murder on the soap on Friday night.

Corey, who is played by Maximus Evans, was trying to leave the country in a bid to evade justice for his murderous actions.

But, he was swiftly driven to the police station by Gary Windass after getting into his van, filling fans of the ITV serial with joy.

Justice: Coronation Street viewers were delighted as Seb Franklin¿s killer Corey Brent was finally arrested and charged with his murder on the soap on Friday night

Justice: Coronation Street viewers were delighted as Seb Franklin’s killer Corey Brent was finally arrested and charged with his murder on the soap on Friday night

Corey’s father Stefan Brent, told him: ‘I should be playing golf today. Instead I’m hiding in the back of a van trying to sneak you out of the country to save your skin yet again.

‘If this actually works and you get away. And actually become a footballer in a country that doesn’t have an extradition treaty, I want an Aston Martin and a beach house.’

However, the van came to a stop before Stefan could continue with his demands and the doors were opened to reveal they were at Weatherfield Police Station.

Brutal: Corey, who is played by Maximus Evans, was trying to leave the country in a bid to evade justice for his murderous actions after attacking Seb (pictured) earlier this year

Brutal: Corey, who is played by Maximus Evans, was trying to leave the country in a bid to evade justice for his murderous actions after attacking Seb (pictured) earlier this year

Dramatic plot: It was already know that Nina survived the attack and that Seb died in hospital in the summer

Dramatic plot: It was already know that Nina survived the attack and that Seb died in hospital in the summer

As he was arrested, a detective told Corey: ‘Corey Brent I’m arresting you on suspicion of the murder of Sebastian Franklin.

‘You do not have to say anything but it may harm your defence if you fail to mention when questioned something you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.’ 

As he was led into the police station Corey’s mother Abi winked at him, prompting viewers to take to Twitter to express their delight at the scene.  

Fan delight: Coronation Street viewers were pleased to see Corey arrested during Friday night's episode of the soap

Fan delight: Coronation Street viewers were pleased to see Corey arrested during Friday night’s episode of the soap

‘Hope corey gets arrested charged and given 25 years in prison #corrie,’ wrote one viewer.

‘Yayyyyy Corey arrested, send him down! #Corrie,’ tweeted someone else.

Meanwhile, another viewer posted: ‘Seeing Corey being arrested for Seb’s murder has made me extremely happy, god bless you all x #corrie.’

Unexpected: Corey was driven to Weatherfield Police Station in the back of a van when he believed he was on his way to escape the country

Unexpected: Corey was driven to Weatherfield Police Station in the back of a van when he believed he was on his way to escape the country

While someone else shared: ‘Brilliant to finally see Corey getting arrested happy. Really hope Abi gets a happy storyline now, she really deserves it Maria gets more and more annoying each episode #Corrie.’

Another audience member wrote: ‘About time Corey got arrested for Seb’s murder in. I loved the wink #Abi gave Corey.’

The real identity of Seb’s attacker was finally revealed in flashback scenes on the soap in August.

Horrific attack: Corey was seen kicking Seb when he was on the ground this summer in a horrific hate attack

Horrific attack: Corey was seen kicking Seb when he was on the ground this summer in a horrific hate attack

After weeks of speculation around who had delivered the fatal blow that caused Seb’s death, it was finally confirmed that Corey was the man responsible.  

It was already known that Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) was present at the time of the attack and that she had tormented the couple, but the flashback scenes revealed she did not cause Seb’s death.  

Distressing scenes in the flashback episode showed Seb being beaten and kicked, with him laying unconscious on the floor and covered in blood.

Hate crime: The beating originally played out on the ITV soap earlier in the year, with Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) and Corey Brent (Maximus Evans) going to court following Seb's death

Hate crime: The beating originally played out on the ITV soap earlier in the year, with Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) and Corey Brent (Maximus Evans) going to court following Seb’s death

Kelly attempted to stop Corey from beating Seb and screamed as she tried to pull him away.  

But Corey pushed Kelly off him as he continued to kick Seb while he was on the ground.

Seb’s girlfriend Nina fled over a wall but was targeted by Eli (Liam Scholes) and another teen who were seen stamping on her.

The couple were left to die with their attackers running from the scene without calling for help.  

After gaining consciousness, Seb called for an ambulance as he told Nina she would be alright while she lay unconscious in front of him.

Struggling to breathe, he called the emergency services before dropping the phone on the ground after dragging himself to Nina’s side.

It was already known that Nina survived the attack and that Seb died in hospital.

Coronation Street continues on ITV1 on Monday at 7.30pm. 

Shock scenes: Harrowing scenes played out on Coronation Street in August as it was revealed what happened to Seb Franklin and Nina Lucas when they were brutally attacked

Shock scenes: Harrowing scenes played out on Coronation Street in August as it was revealed what happened to Seb Franklin and Nina Lucas when they were brutally attacked

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