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Police are searching the house of Coronation Street actor Bill Roache. Lancashire Police said they have arrested the 81-year-old from Wilmslow on suspicion of rape.
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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Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967.