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Jury considers Le Vell verdict

The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell for alleged sex offences at Manchester Crown Court. He denies all 12 charges.

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Prosecution has 'no killer point' in Le Vell case

Alisdair Williamson, defending, asked the jury to consider Michael Le Vell's own evidence from the witness box during a "ferocious cross-examination" by prosecutor Eleanor Laws QC.

Did you think he was acting or was his evidence the scared and frightened evidence of a man who faces the most unbelievable and terrible thing ever to happen to a man - a girl saying he raped her?

Mr Williamson asked jurors to find the prosecution's "killer point" to convince them the defendant was guilty.

"There was nothing, whatsoever," he told them.

He's a man, a weak man, a stupid man, a drunk man, but nothing in this case has taken you anywhere near, I suggest, the level of certainty you would need so you can look in the mirror in the days that come and say 'I was sure'.

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