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Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell due to stand trial

The actor Michael Le Vell is due in court today charged with alleged sex offences Photo: PA

The Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell, will appear at Manchester Crown Court today charged with alleged sex offences.

The offences against one child, include six counts of rape, and are alleged to have taken place between 2001 and 2010.The actor says he'll fight to clear his name

Mr Le Vell has played garage mechanic Kevin ­Webster in ITV1’s soap since 1983.

The alleged victim is expected to give evidence from behind a screen ­during the trial, which could last up to two weeks.