Coronation Street fans distracted from MURDER storyline by bizarre blunder

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Fans are questioning Craig Tinker's job in the police...

Coronation Street fans have even left confused after watching a scene that saw Craig Tinker deliver surprise news about Kel Hinchley's death.

Viewers have seen Billy Mayhew left with the unenviable job of breaking the news to Paul Foreman that Kel's body had been found in the canal.

Coronation Street spoilers: Billy Mayhew gives Paul some troubling news…

The news that Kel is dead has hit Paul hard (Picture: ITV)

Paul understandably struggled with the news that the man who made his life hell for so many years was dead, leaving Billy worried.

But the more that Paul struggled, the more oddly he behaved, leaving Billy worried that perhaps his boyfriend knew more about Kel's death than he was letting on.

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Clearly concerned that Paul might have killed Kel, Billy has been panicking.

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Fans were distracted as Craig broke the news that Kel's death was an accident last night (Picture: ITV)

Paul's off the hook

But to everyone's relief it was revealed in last night's Coronation Street that Kel died after hitting his head.

Local bobby Craig visited Paul and Billy to tell them the police were no longer treating Kel's death as suspicious.

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Craig seems to be the only policeman who does any work in Weatherfield (Picture: ITV)

However, instead of being pleased that Paul was off the hook, fans were more distracted by the fact Craig seems to be the only policeman in Weatherfield...

Craig was later seen with Kirk as he tried to work out there he knew Daniel's friend, Nicky from.

Clearly Craig and Nicky's paths had crossed at some point thanks to his career in the police, but he was struggling to place her after seeing her out of context.

Coronation Street spoilers: Abi Franklin tells Kevin the truth!

Abi confessed her addiction dramas to Kevin last night (Picture: ITV)

Elsewhere in Weatherfield...

Also in last night's Coronation Street, Steve was seen worrying that Leanne was clinging onto false hope after lying to the consultant in Germany about Oliver's condition.

Elsewhere, Abi bit the bullet and told Kevin about her addiction demons, and Nick confessed to Sarah that he has got a 9-year-old son.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.