Coronation Street in Ofcom probe

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Coronation Street is being investigated by the broadcasting watchdog after airing a controversial grooming storyline on a Saturday morning.

The omnibus, broadcast on ITV2 on June 3 at 8.50am, sparked complaints with a scene featuring three men paying for sex and following a 16-year-old character into a bedroom.

Viewers saw another character being beaten and stamped on by several men.

An Ofcom spokesman said they were investigating whether the episode contained scenes that were unsuitable for broadcast at that time.