CORONATION Street legend Johnny Briggs has sadly passed away at the age of 85.

But who is Johnny Briggs' daughter, Karen Briggs?

Follow our latest news on Johnny Briggs death and tributes on our live blog…

Who is Johnny Briggs' daughter Karen Briggs?

Coronation Street's Johnny Briggs has a daughter, Karen.

Karen, 56, has been arrested and jailed multiple times for stealing as she battled with a drug addiction.

When was Karen Briggs jailed?

Karen Briggs was jailed in 2016 alongside her daughter Emma for a string of thefts committed to feed their drug addictions.

Appearing at Guildford Crown Court, the duo from Cobham, Surrey were found guilty of the separate bike thefts from Cobham Rail Station on June 21 and July 18 in 2016.

They have appeared before magistrates several times each after breaching town centre exclusion orders.

In October 2014 they were sentenced at Reading Crown Court for stealing booze worth nearly £300 from a Waitrose in Sunningdale, Berks.

They have been banned for life from the supermarket.

Beach and her mother were hauled to court again just months later in January 2015 for stealing candles worth £400 from Clinton Cards in Walton-on-Thames.

Briggs was handed a six month jail term while her daughter was given a treatment order.

They have been taking hard drugs together since Beach was just 14 years old.

Following her release, Briggs was given a house arrest order and barred from shopping with her daughter in August last year.

She was then barred from spending more than two hours a day in public with Beach after being found guilty by magistrates in Staines, Surrey of stealing booze from a high street shop in the town.

The prison sentence in 2016 was handed to them after a joint operation by British Transport Police and Surrey Police.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "Briggs was charged with four breaches of a criminal behaviour order and one count of a pedal cycle theft at Cobham rail station on June 21. She was sentenced to nine months imprisonment.

"Beach was charged with four counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order, thefts of a pedal cycle at Cobham rail station on June 21 and July 18. She also stole a bike from Oxshott rail station on July 18. She was sentenced to 15 month imprisonment.

In 2018, Karen Briggs was jailed again after being caught stealing sunglasses.

She was jailed for three months at Isleworth Crown Court.

What was Karen Briggs jailed for?

The mother-and-daughter pair worked together to steal and shoplift to feed their years-long drugs habit.

Karen has been involved in multiple incidents of petty crime.

Briggs has battled heroin addiction for many years and has been in and out of jail for many years.

What is Karen Briggs up to now?

It is not known what Karen Briggs is up to now, since her last jail sentence in 2018.

Her father Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street for 30 years, died aged 85 in 2021.

His family said he had died peacefully after "a long illness, with family by his side" and asked for privacy to "remember the wonderful times we had with him".

Briggs was made a MBE in the New Year's Honours in 2006, the year his character was killed off from the ITV soap.

He also appeared on stage and in films alongside the likes of Norman Wisdom.

Source: Read Full Article