Belfast Telegraph

Man held over Le Vell trial tweet

A second person has been spoken to by police over a tweet about the trial of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell.

A 43-year-old from the Gloucester area was arrested and held on suspicion of breaching the law in relation to the public identification of a victim of sex abuse, said Greater Manchester Police.

He has been released on bail.

A 28-year-old man was interviewed under caution over a separate tweet in relation to the trial.

Superintendent Phil Davies said: "Public identification of victims of sex abuse, in particular child victims engaged in court proceedings, can cause both immediate and long-term distress and harm, especially in cases as serious as this.

"The same principles apply to social media as they do to the mainstream media and we are investigating this matter robustly.

Le Vell, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV1 soap, is on trial at Manchester Crown Court over claims he committed a string of sexual offences against one alleged victim.

He denies the charges.


From Belfast Telegraph