Coronation Street star Tina O’Brien reports ‘unprovoked incident’ to police

Coronation Street star Tina O’Brien has contacted police after she was the “victim of an unprovoked incident” outside her home, her representative has said.

The actress, 40, is best known for playing Sarah Barlow, previously Platt, on the popular, long-running ITV soap opera.

The incident occurred outside her home in the Stockport area last Friday evening.

ITV Palooza 2021 – London
Tina O’Brien (Ian West/PA)

A spokesperson for O’Brien said: “Tina was the victim of an unprovoked incident outside her home which she has reported to the police.”

The Sun, which first reported the story, claimed the incident first started as teenage girls were fighting outside O’Brien’s home.

The newspaper reports that the actress intervened to try to break up the fight.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers are investigating reports of an assault in the Stockport area between 8pm and 9pm on March 15 2024.”

They confirmed that no arrests have been made over the incident but that inquiries are ongoing.

O’Brien took over the role of Sarah Platt on Coronation Street in 1999 until she took a break from the show in 2008.

During this time she appeared in the BBC One drama series Waterloo Road, before later returning to the cobbles in 2015.

She is married to personal trainer Adam Crofts, who she shares son Beau with.

O’Brien also has a daughter Scarlett from her previous relationship with soap star Ryan Thomas.