Caroline Aherne's Brother "Disgusted" By Peter Hook's Abuse Claims

4 October 2016, 13:54 | Updated: 4 October 2016, 17:47

Caroline Aherne in 2007

The former New Order bassist has claimed he was abused by the late star, who he was married to from 1994-1997.

Caroline Aherne's brother has hit back at Peter Hook, following his claims that he was abused by her.

The former Joy Division and New Order bassist detailed the violence he allegedly suffered at the hands of the late actress, writer and comedian, who he was married to from 1994-1997.

However, the Royle Family star's brother, Patrick Aherne, has taken to his personal Facebook account to dismiss the claims and slam Hook for taking 20 years to reveal his allegations. 

He wrote: "I am so disgusted by the claims made by Peter Hook in most of the tabloids today. Hook was married to my sister over 20 years ago and they were divorced because the marriage did not work well.

"What sort of man would make these claims after the death of Caroline? Is this because she is not here to defend herself?"

Patrick - who is 18 months older than his sister, added: "I know the general public will now realise what type of individual Hook is and I sincerely hope that they do not waste their money on his book."

See his full post below: 

Aherne suffered three battles with cancer, the of last which sadly proved to be terminal.

The Mrs Merton actress passed away alone, aged 52, at her home of Timperley on Saturday 2 July.

Tributes came in from all walks of life, including from her Royle Family cast mates Ralf Little and Ricky Tomlinson, and Noel Gallagher, who dedicated a performance of Half The World Away to her shortly after the news.