Corrie actor pleads not guilty

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has pleaded not guilty to a series of alleged child sex offences at Manchester Crown Court. The star, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, appeared under his real name of Michael Turner.

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Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell pleads not guilty

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has pleaded not guilty to a series of alleged child sex offences at Manchester Crown Court.

oronation Street actor Michael Le Vell arriving at Manchester Magistrates Court
oronation Street actor Michael Le Vell arriving at Manchester Magistrates Court Credit: Press Association

The star, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, answered "Not guilty" 19 times in a clear voice as each of the individual charges were put to him by the clerk during the brief hearing. The alleged offences relate to one complainant and all took place between 2001 and 2010.

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Coronation Street actor Le Vell due back in court

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell leaving court after his last appearance in March. Credit: PA

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell will appear in court later today for a further hearing over alleged child sex offences.

The star, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, has vehemently denied the allegations and is due to formally enter his pleas to the charges at Manchester Crown Court this afternoon.

The 48-year-old is charged under his real name of Michael Turner 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.

The alleged offences relate to one complainant and all took place between 2001 and 2010.

Coronation Street actor to go on trial in September

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell will stand trial in September after being accused of child sex offences. He made his first appearance today at Manchester Crown Court under his real name of Michael Turner.

He 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.

Michael Le Vell, arrives amongst a scrum of media at Manchester Crown Court
Michael Le Vell, arrives amongst a scrum of media at Manchester Crown Court Credit: PA Wire
Six members of his family sat in the public gallery of the packed courtroom
Six members of his family sat in the public gallery of the packed courtroom Credit: PA Wire
Le Vell has not yet entered a plea but has stated publicly that he is innocent
Le Vell has not yet entered a plea but has stated publicly that he is innocent Credit: PA Wire

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell due in court

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell will make his first appearance in Crown Court accused of child sex offences.

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell pictured leaving Manchester Magistrates Court last month
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell pictured leaving Manchester Magistrates Court last month Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The star, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, will appear at Manchester Crown Court under his real name of Michael Turner.

Coronation Street actor enters no plea to charges

by Richard Pallot - ITV News Correspondent

Michael Le Vell has been charged with 19 sex offences including six counts of rape with a child under the age of 16.

He only confirmed his real name - Michael Turner - and address.

The Coronation Street actor entered no plea but his solicitor indicates he will fully contest the charges.

The case has been referred to Manchester Crown Court for March 20.

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Corrie actor Michael Le Vell to appear in court

Michael Le Vell
Michael Le Vell Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell is due to appear in court today charged with 19 child sex offences.

The 48-year-old actor, whose real name is Michael Turner, is accused of raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child, among other charges.

Le Vell denies the accusations and has vowed to "fight them vigorously".

The actor will appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court later today.