Police collect evidence at Bill Roache's home

Shortly before 4pm, officers at Bill Roache's home could be seen placing brown paper evidence bags inside an unmarked police car, which left the address shortly afterwards.

It was followed by two more unmarked police cars, each with three plain clothes officers inside.

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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.