Tom Midgeley was the son of Jenny Bradley, who died in May 2013 after drowning in a paddling pool, two years prior to her return to Weatherfield. Tom's death affected Jenny's mental state, and in June 2015 she kidnapped Kevin Webster's son Jack, who reminded Jenny of her late son.

Jenny took her husband Johnny to the place where she scattered Tom's ashes on the fifth anniversary of his death in 2018.