Roache apologises over abuse comments

Coronation Street actor Bill Roache says he's "very sorry" over his controversial comments on the victims of paedophiles which seemed to suggest they were being punished for past sins.

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Roache 'had no intention of causing any kind of distress'

I would like to say that I am very sorry for any offence that has been caused as a result of my comments.

I would never say that victims of sexual offences are in any way responsible for the abuse they have suffered and I offer my deepest apologies if anything I have said has been misunderstood in this way.

I had no intention of causing any kind of distress as a result of my interview and I offer my upmost sympathies to anyone affected by sexual offences and paedophilia.

– Bill Roache statement

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