Breaking News – Corrie star cleared of rape charges

Coronation Street actor William Roache has been cleared of all rape and indecent assault charges against him. The Basford-born star had been on trial accused of two rapes and four indecent assaults against five girls under the age of 16, between 1965 and 1971.

A jury at Preston Crown Court today cleared him of all charges after a three week trial.
He had previously been cleared of a further indecent assault charge after the judge decided there was a lack of evidence.
Fellow actors from the ITV soap had been in court this week to support the 81-year-old, who now lives in Wilmslow, Chesire.
More to follow.

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