British actor William Roache has been found not guilty  by a jury at Preston Crown Court of two counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault.
Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

British actor William Roache has been cleared of all charges of sexually abusing five youngsters. Mr Roache was today found not guilty by a jury at Pr(...)

 British soap actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court today where the jury has retired to consider if he is guilty of committing a string of historic sex offences against young girls. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA.

The jury in the rape and indecent assault trial of Coronation Street star William Roache is to resume deliberation on its verdicts tomorrow.Mr Roache(...)

Coronation Street actor William Roache is accused of using his fame and popularity to exploit “starstruck” youngsters nearly 50 years ago. Photograph: Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images

Coronation Street star William Roache was “sticking to his script” when lying that he did not sexually abuse five young girls, a jury heard today.Mr R(...)

British actor William Roache (second right), who plays the character of Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street, arrives with his sons James (left) and Linus (second left), and daughter Verity at Preston Crown Court in Preston. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Coronation Street star William Roache wrote a letter to a 14-year-old girl weeks after he indecently assaulted her and asked her to reply “when you st(...)