Scenes depicting a body being pulled out of a canal have been cut from a future episode of Coronation Street after it was decided they were too similar to the case of Chris Brahney.
Brahney's body was found in a canal in Manchester, where Coronation Street is shot, earlier this week after a missing persons search which lasted for nine days.
Speaking about their decision to cut the scenes, which centre around the story of character Peter Barlow, a spokesperson for Coronation Street said: "'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."
Adding: "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."
Meanwhile, a campaign to get the Stone Roses' song 'One Love' to number one as a tribute to Brahney has been dropped after a request from the 22 year old's family.
Brahney was last seen attending a Stone Roses concert in Manchester on June 29th. A police investigation into his death resulted in an inconclusive outcome yesterday.
Below: Stone Roses live at Heaton Park