Michael Le Vell, who plays Kevin Webster in the TV soap Coronation Street addresses members of the media as he leaves Manchester Crown Court after being  cleared  of 12 charges of sex offences against children, including five counts of rape, three counts of indecent assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell was today found not guilty by a jury of child sex offences following a trial at Manchester Crown Court.The act(...)

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell smokes a cigarette outside Manchester Crown Court . Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The “courage” of the alleged sex abuse victim of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell must be marked by guilty verdicts if she was telling the trut(...)

‘Social media is a fantastic tool for self-expression and part of modern life, but users should ask themselves whether they would want their own child subject to a Twitter feed,’ superintendent Phil Davies said today. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A man has been arrested and another questioned by police in the UK over tweets about the trial of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell. Greater Man(...)

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell denied a series of child sex offences when he appeared in court today. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell denied a series of child sex offences when he appeared in court today. The star, who plays car me(...)