Actor Michael Le Vell charged with child sex offences

Michael le Vell has been charged with child sex offences, police said. Credit: PA Wire

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell, who plays garage boss Kevin Webster in the soap, has been charged with child sex offences, Greater Manchester Police said tonight.

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Corrie star will 'fight' charges

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has said he will "fight vigorously" the 19 child sex offences he has been charged with, including one of rape. ITV said he will not be appearing in any further episodes pending the outcome of legal proceedings.