‘William Roache pinned girl against wall’
Coronation Street star William Roache wrote a letter to a 14-year-old girl weeks after he indecently assaulted her and asked her to reply "when you start school again", a jury has heard.
Giving evidence, the complainant said Roache forced her to perform a sex act on him in the gents’ toilets at Granada Studios in Manchester in the summer of 1965. She had visited the studio with a friend to take part in a children’s talent show, Preston Crown Court heard.
Speaking from the witness box, she recalled how she met Roache – who plays Ken Barlow in the ITV soap – in a dressing room... read more
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