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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"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."