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William Roache trial: Star 'urged girl to write to him'

15 January 2014 Last updated at 20:44 GMT

William Roache wrote to a 14-year-old girl he indecently assaulted saying "write to me when you start school again, love Bill", a court has been told.

Giving evidence at Preston Crown Court, the woman, now 63, said her contact with the Coronation Street actor felt like a "relationship".

Mr Roache, 81, denies two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in East Lancashire in 1967 and five counts of indecent assault involving four girls.

Judith Moritz reports.