Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Le Vell cleared of child sex claims

Actor Michael Le Vell strenuously denied the allegations and continued in his role on Coronation Street

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has been cleared of child sex allegations.

The actor, who has played mechanic Kevin Webster in the soap for 28 years, was arrested and interviewed after allegations of a sexual assault were made against him, allegedly having taken place a number of years ago.

But police have confirmed that after their investigation lawyers decided there was not enough evidence to charge him.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "No further action will be taken against a 46-year-old male from Hale, arrested on suspicion of an historic sexual assault.

"A file of evidence was prepared for the Crown Prosecution Service, who decided there was insufficient evidence to charge."

Le Vell, a father of two who lives in Hale, Cheshire, was first held in September on suspicion of sexually abusing the youngster.

He strenuously denied the allegations and continued in his role on the TV show.

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