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.

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