Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Search

UK: Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell charged with child sex offences

PUBLISHED: 07:42 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 15 February 2013

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell

 Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

CORONATION Street actor Michael Le Vell, who plays garage boss Kevin Webster in the TV soap, has been charged with child sex offences.

Le Vell, 47, whose real name is Michael Turner, is accused of 19 sex offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child.

Le Vell, a stalwart on the popular ITV series, will appear in court in two weeks’ time, Greater Manchester Police said.

He was first arrested in September 2011 and questioned over alleged child sex offences, but the matter was later dropped.

But late last night GMP said the actor, from Hale, Cheshire, had been charged with sex offences against a youngster after a review of evidence by lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service.

He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates on Wednesday February 27.

0 comments

A drunk motorist who drove at speeds of up to 110mph during a police chase on Suffolk roads has been jailed for 16 months.

A series of celebrations marking the achievements of Suffolk’s “most famous daughter” is being held around the centenary of her death.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) thank support from generous communities and corporate organisations across Suffolk.

More than 100 creative computing pupils put their digital skills to the test today at the UK finals of the CoSpace competition in Martlesham.

Caravans have pitched up on land in Martlesham Heath, near Adastral Park, today.

People living along a 183km stretch of Suffolk roads will witness the world’s greatest cyclists race past their doorsteps during Britain’s “premier” road event, which for the first time features a stage hosted entirely within the county.

Former Ipswich Town stars Matt Holland and Russell Osman captained the teams in the annual ITFC Legends charity match, held at Bury Town’s Ram Meadow stadium on Sunday.

A planning inquiry into proposals to build 300 homes in Kesgrave has stalled after it was ruled that a key report on housing needs in Suffolk was needed for a fair decision to be made.

Hospitals across the region have been dealt extra funding to cope with pressure on emergency wards over the winter months.

An intrepid Ipswich man will drive more than 10,000 miles through rough terrain in a clapped-out banger this summer as he attempts one of the world’s most gruelling motoring events.

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24