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The jury in the trial of Bill Roache was sent home and will return to resume its deliberations at 10am tomorrow.
UK Editor Lucy Manning is at Preston Crown Court:
Jurors in the trial of Coronation Street star William Roache were told today to leave emotions aside and not to rely on any assumptions they have made about other similar cases.
Summing up the case, Mr Justice Holroyde said:
Roache is accused of two counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault involving the complainants. He denies all charges.
The trial of Coronation Street's Bill Roache has been haunted by the "spectre" of Jimmy Savile, the actor's defence barrister has said.
In the final submissions to the jury at Preston Crown Court, Louise Blackwell QC said:
Roache's trial, now in its third week, has heard from five women who claim he sexually assaulted them when they were 16 or under, either at Granada Studios in Manchester, in his car or at properties he owned between 1967 and 1972. He denies all the charges.
The case against Coronation Street's Bill Roache is a "nonsense" that relies on the notion that the actor turned from a "perfect gentleman" to a sexual predator and back again, his defence barrister has said.
Roache, 81, who plays Ken Barlow in the ITV soap, is accused of using his fame and popularity to exploit "starstruck" youngsters in the late 60s and early 70s.
Summing up at Preston Crown Court, Louise Blackwell QC said: "What the prosecution say is that for some weird reason between 1965 and 1972 ... Mr Roache departed from his usual character and behaviour and became a young woman-snatcher, a risk-taker, taking people into toilets.
"Then as soon as this madness is visited upon him, it passes. It's nonsense, it just doesn't happen in the real world."
Roache, from Wilmslow, Cheshire, denies two counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault involving five complainants between the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
He told the jury at Preston Crown Court he has no knowledge of any of the women he is supposed to have assaulted.
The barrister defending William Roache has urged a jury to look closely at inconsistencies in witness accounts.
Louise Blackwell QC pointed out the difficulty of proving Mr Roache wasn't there when dealing with sexual allegations from half a century a go.
She also warned the jury not to fall into a post-Jimmy Savile 'trap' and think that there may be other victims when there are five, not 25.
William Roache denies two counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault.
Coronation Street star Bill Roache has arrived at Preston Crown Court, where he is standing trial accused of historical sex offences, with his defence team scheduled to sum up its case.
The prosecution has said that if Coronation Street actor Bill Roache is telling the truth then three of the complainants in his case "must be mad".
Anne Whyte QC said: "They have nothing in common. No connection.
"And yet they are all saying something of a broadly similar nature and at a broadly similar point in time."
Ms Whyte also told jurors to disregard celebrity witnesses in this case. "What matters here is ordinary people," she said.
"The task of a jury is never an enviable one. We ask you to approach the task with the same courage that the five complainants have showed", she added.
The trial was adjourned until 10am tomorrow when Louise Blackwell QC will give her closing speech for the defence.
In her closing speech, prosecutor Anne Whyte QC, said Coronation Street actor Bill Roache's fame was "highly relevant" in his case.
"These offences, frankly, would not have happened if he was not famous," she said.
Ms Whyte said it "put him out of reach" and, because of who he was, anyone whom he touched sexually without consent "would probably not have the guts to complain".
"Once he had got away with it once or twice, it would not discourage him from from trying again," she continued.
"He was probably reinforced with the belief that he would not be reported.
"We say that on occasion, when the opportunity arose, he took it with impunity."
Mr Roache denies two counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault involving the complainants aged 16 and under between the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
Coronation Street star Bill Roache was "sticking to his script" when he said that he did not sexually abuse five young girls, Preston Crown Court heard today.
In her closing speech, prosecutor Anne Whyte QC said: "Well, members of the jury, someone is lying.
"Five complainants have made sexual allegations against William Roache.
"He is emphatic that it just did not happen.....he is lying or literally all of them are."
She went on: "Who, of all the witnesses, is most used to rehearsing what he has to say and sticking to his script?
"Is it someone like (another alleged victim) or is it the actor William Roache, a man who has spent his entire life learning lines and delivering them for public consumption?"
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