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Coronation Street under fire as Ofcom receive 662 complaints following Phelan’s latest murder

Coronation Street have come under the spotlight after a staggering amount of viewers complained to Ofcom about the latest violent storyline.

The TV watchdog has said it is “assessing” the 662 complaints it has received from unhappy viewers, and decide on whether ITV have broken the rules on “appropriate scheduling”.

The scenes in question saw Pat Phelan murder yet another Weatherfield resident, this time Luke Britton, by shooting him and then torching his car.

Last October Phelan forced Andy Carver to shoot Vinny Ashford dead, and he then turned the gun on Andy and murdered him.

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According to The Sun, if Ofcom find that Coronation Street have broken the rules, they’ll be forced to pay up to £250,000 and may have to issue a statement or correction.

A spokesman for ITV told the MailOnline: “Pat Phelan is well established as a villain in a long line of murderous Coronation Street villains, and his evil actions won’t have come as a surprise to viewers.

“The programme is always careful to limit the violence shown to a minimum to convey the drama and tell the story. We have responded to Ofcom.”

Coronation Street continues on ITV

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