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Roache rape charges hearing

Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has been bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court after he was charged with two counts of rape of a 15-year-old girl in 1967. The 81-year-old denies the charges.

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Bill Roache bailed after first court appearance

Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has been bailed after making his first appearance in court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.

Bill Roach leaves Preston Magistrates Court Credit: PA Wire

Roache appeared briefly at Preston Magistrates' Court where he spoke only to confirm his full name, address and date of birth. The 81-year-old will appear for a preliminary hearing at Preston Crown Court on June 10.

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