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William Roache , Barbara Knox - The Funeral Of Tony Warren. The scriptwriter, best know for creating 'Coronation Street', is laid to rest at Manchester Cathedral - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 18th March 2016

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Barbara Knox Dressing Room - Press preview of Coronation Street The Tour at the Old Coronation Street Set Granada Studio's Manchester. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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80-Year-Old Corrie Actress Barbara Knox Arrested For Drink Driving


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Barbera Knox rolled back the years and had somewhat of a Justin Bieber moment when she was arrested for drink driving on March 10, The BBC have reported. Knox, who plays the character of Rita Tanner on the ITV soap – and has done since 1972 – was in the car with her daughter, who was also charged. A spokesperson for Coronation Street declined to comment, but told The Independent: “This is a personal and private matter.”

Barbara KnoxBarbara Knox was arrested on suspicion of drink driving

Cheshire Police said: "Police stopped a car in Hollow Lane, Knutsford, and a 56-year-old woman from Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.” The spokeswoman added: “An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford arrived at Knutsford police station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. She was bailed pending further inquiries."

Continue reading: 80-Year-Old Corrie Actress Barbara Knox Arrested For Drink Driving

Coronation Street's 'Rita' Gives Knutsford Police Easiest Arrest Of 2014


Barbara Knox Coronation Street

Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, 80, has been arrested for suspected drink driving. The soap veteran - who plays Rita Tanner (previously Sullivan) - was allegedly arrested after driving herself to Cheshire's Knutsford Police Station to demand the release of her daughter - who had been arrested for the same offence. 

Barbara KnoxBarbara Knox Was Arrested On Suspicion of Drink-Driving

Knox's daughter Maxine Ashcroft was reportedly pulled over and breathalysed following an afternoon out with her mum - she was found to be almost three times the legal limit for driving.

Continue reading: Coronation Street's 'Rita' Gives Knutsford Police Easiest Arrest Of 2014

Barbara Knox and Holly Willoughby - ITV This Morning 25 years anniversary show from Liverpool Docks - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd October 2013

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Barbara Knox - The TV Choice Awards 2013 held at the Dorchester - Outside Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 9th September 2013

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Barbara Knox - The TVChoice Awards 2013 held at the Dorchester - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 9th September 2013

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