Bill Roache arrested over rape allegation

Long-serving Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been arrested over a rape allegation.

The 81-year-old actor, who has played Ken Barlow in the TV soap since its launch, was held at his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, this morning.

ITV News Reporter Sejal Karia reports:

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Bill Roache held over sex claims

Police are searching the house of Coronation Street actor Bill Roache. Lancashire Police said they have arrested the 81-year-old from Wilmslow on suspicion of rape.