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William Roache trial: Actor 'never met' accusers

28 January 2014 Last updated at 18:56 GMT

Coronation Street actor William Roache, 81, told Preston Crown Court he has no memory of ever meeting any of the women accusing him of sexual offences.

The Wilmslow-based actor denies two rapes and four indecent assaults against five women aged 16 or under between 1965 and 1971.

He was cleared of one indecent assault on the judge's direction on Monday.

Judith Moritz reports.