Bill Roache arrested

Police have charged Coronation Street actor Bill Roache, from Ilkeston in Derbyshire with two rapes allegedly committed against a 15 year old girl in 1967.

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Roache arrested on suspicion of raping teenage girl

An 81-year-old man from Wilmslow in Cheshire has this morning, Wednesday, 1st May 2013, been arrested by Lancashire Constabulary on suspicion of rape.

The man will be interviewed at a police station in Lancashire during the course of the day.

The offences are alleged to have been committed in Haslingden between April and July 1967 and to involve a girl aged 15-years.

– Lancashire Police
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Bill Roache arrested on suspicion of rape

Bill Roach, who plays Ken Barlow, has been arrested on suspicion of rape Credit: PA

Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has been arrested for rape.

The actor from Ilkeston in Derbyshire, who plays Ken Barlow, was held at his home in Cheshire this morning.

Roache, 81, faces an allegation of raping an under-age girl in Lancashire between April and July 1967.

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