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Michael Le Vell tells court he is 'fighting for my life'

5 September 2013 Last updated at 19:51 BST

Manchester Crown Court has heard transcripts from police interviews with Michael Le Vell after he was arrested over claims he raped a young girl.

Mr Le Vell, 48, who is on trial under his real name Michael Turner, denies 12 offences, including five of rape.

He told the court the girl he has been accused of raping is "vindictive" and that he was "fighting for my life".

Ed Thomas reports.

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