Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride arrives at Preston Crown Court
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Coronation Street stars arrive for William Roache trial

Actors from Coronation Street are expected to be called to the witness box at the trial of fellow star William Roache, who is accused of sexual offences.

The witnesses are understood to include the actress Anne Kirkbride, who plays Mr Roache's on screen wife, Deidre Barlow.

William Roache, 81, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, 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.

Dan Johnson reports from Preston Crown Court.

  • 29 Jan 2014
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