ROACHE TRIAL: rape ‘against my nature’

William Roache

William Roache

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Ilkeston-born Coronation Street star William Roache told detectives it was “against my nature” to commit rape, a jury at Preston Crown Court has heard.

Roache, 81, who plays Ken Barlow in the soap, is facing two counts of rape and five counts of indecent assault — allegations he pleads not guilty to.

The court heard he said he was “a very peaceful person” who would “never do anything like that”.


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