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Le Vell's Coronation Street colleague Nigel Pivaro 'emotional'

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has been cleared of a number of sexual offences against a child, including rape and indecent assault.

Mr Le Vell, 48, of Hale, Greater Manchester, denied 12 charges in total, including five of rape.

His friend and colleague Nigel Pivaro said he was an innocent man whose name had been dragged through the mud.

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