Bill Roache arrested on suspicion of rape

Bill Roach, who plays Ken Barlow, has been 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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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.