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Drink-drive Corrie star Barbara Knox is banned

By Kim Pilling

Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has been banned from the wheel for one year after she admitted drink-driving.

The 81-year-old, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap, was caught over the limit after she drove to a police station to see her daughter who an hour earlier had been stopped for the same offence when the actress was a passenger.

Knox, of Mere, Cheshire, was given "firm advice" not to get back into her car when officers at Knutsford police station noted she appeared to be intoxicated.

She was also said to have been offered a lift home but declined and was seen to get into a Jaguar at a nearby supermarket car park.

The court heard she reversed the car a short distance before she was stopped by police.

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