As Kevin Webster, he's been a favourite with Coronation Street's millions of viewers for 30 years. Today the actor Michael Le Vell, whose real name is Michael Turner, was charged with 19 sex offences against a child. In a statement today he vowed to fight the charges vigorously.
ITV News reporter Martha Fairlie reports:
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