Coronation Street SPOILER: Homeless Sean Tully is left in tears

Over the course of his 14 years on Coronation Street he's always been a comedy character.

Yet heartbreaking new images of Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) show his cheery persona will be broken as he finds himself homeless and forced to beg for money on the streets.

In scenes due to air in upcoming weeks, the machinist is left in tears as he asks strangers for donations, with one charitable child coming to his aid. 

Upsetting: Coronation Street's Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) show his cheery persona will be broken as he finds himself homeless and forced to beg for money on the streets

Upsetting: Coronation Street's Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) show his cheery persona will be broken as he finds himself homeless and forced to beg for money on the streets

Sitting on his sleeping bag, Sean looks understandably forlorn as he weeps over the course his life has taken in recent weeks and the circumstances leading up to his homelessness. 

Yet he doesn't have to go through the trauma alone as he is supported by new friend Carol in his time of need.

He is also seen sporting scabs and bruises after being attacked in a public toilet during his homeless plight.  

Upsetting: Over the course of his 14 years on Coronation Street he's always been a comedy character, yet in scenes due to air in upcoming weeks, the machinist is left in tears

Upsetting: Over the course of his 14 years on Coronation Street he's always been a comedy character, yet in scenes due to air in upcoming weeks, the machinist is left in tears

Speaking about the plot previously, Antony told The Daily Star: 'It is a very unusual storyline, very serious and not what people would expect from Sean. 

'It will come good, but it's a very poignant and serious story. It’s not what I expected and I was taken

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