Daughter and granddaughter of Coronation Street star ‘attacked two women and stole their cash’ in vicious assault

Hyde News & Pictures Ltd. 28/11/2022 *************** Picture by Vagner Vidal *************** These are the faces of the daughter and granddaughter of the late TV Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs, pictured as they left Crown Court today (Mon) after denying assaulting two women and stealing £20 from one of them. Both Karen Briggs and her daughter, Emma Beach, were remanded on bail by a judge at Guildford Crown Court but forbidden from entering Surrey unless to attend court. Briggs’ father, who played Mike Baldwin in the smash-hit TV series, died last year and left his daughter and granddaughter out of his will. Picture shows Karen Briggs (L) and daughter Emma Beach (R) leaving Guildford Crown Court. See copy HNPbriggs

FORMER Corrie star Johnny Briggs’ daughter and granddaughter appeared in court today charged with attacking two women for £20.

Karen Briggs, 53, and her daughter Emma Beach, 34, are accused of ambushing Sophia Walton and Amanda Gaye in October this year.

Karen Briggs and Emma Beach are accused of attacking two women

Karen’s dad Johnny played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street

The pair allegedly also stole £20 from Ms Gaye during the attack, it is said.

They appeared at Guildford Crown Court today charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault and theft.

Briggs and Beach denied the charges with a trial date set for October 16 next year.

The mum and daughter were bailed on the condition they do not enter Surrey except to attend court, probation service appointments and to visit hospital.

Johnny joined Coronation Street in 1976 and went on to appear in 2,349 episodes before he left the show in 2006.

He played womanising factory boss Mike Baldwin in the soap for 30 years — died aged 85 in February.

He left his UK fortune and US assets, including a house in Florida, to five of his six children.

But he left Karen out of the will after he disowned her when she allegedly gave her own daughter, aged just 14, Class A drugs.

Speaking about her dad’s choice, she told HOAR: “He told me in 2018 that he wanted to give me some money but said, ‘If you put it up your nose or in your arm, how can I live with myself?

“But when I’m dead it won’t matter.’

“That’s when I last saw him, but we spoke on the phone regularly.”

The pair will stand trial next year