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Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell pleads not guilty to all charges

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The Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

The star, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, is charged with 19 offences including six counts of raping a child, six allegations of indecently assaulting a child and seven counts of sexual activity with a child.

Appearing at Manchester Crown Court under his real name Michael Turner, he spoke only to confirm his name enter his pleas.

Le Vell, aged 48, has stated publicly that he is innocent and will fight the allegations through the courts. A trial is expected to take place in September.