Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has vigorously denied allegations of child sex offences.
The 48-year-old from Hale who plays Kevin Webster in the soap was arrested last night.
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Greater Manchester Police said "inquiries are ongoing to fully understand the circumstances of the incident."
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He served in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet as Home Secretary in 1989 and was also a former Governor of Bermuda.