VIDEO: William Roache speaks after being cleared of sex charges

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Ilkeston-born Coronation Street star William Roache has delivered a measured statement to the media on the steps of Preston Crown Court after being cleared of alleged historic sex offences.

The 81-year-old, who now lives in Cheshire, vehemently denied the allegations from the moment he was arrested and charged.

Today, after less than six hours of deliberations, a jury cleared Mr Roache and he walked free from court.

He gave his statement with family members behind him, right where they have been throughout the almost month-long trial.




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