Michael Le Vell , Louise Gibbons - The Funeral Of Tony Warren. Scriptwriter best know for creating Coronation Street is laid to rest. Manchester Cathedral, Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 18th March 2016
British soap star Michael Le Vell has returned home after spending three weeks in a rehabilitation facility to deal with his personal problems.
The Coronation Street actor checked himself in to The Priory clinic near Manchester, England last month (Mar14) to seek professional help, and he looked happy and healthy as he was photographed arriving back at his house in Cheshire, England on Monday (21Apr14).
Le Vell had reportedly received treatment for alcoholism after taking time out of his longrunning role as mechanic Kevin Webster on Coronation Street.
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British actor Michael Le Vell has entered rehab to tackle his ongoing personal issues, according to a U.K. report.
The 49 year old took time out of his longrunning role on Tv soap Coronation Street earlier this month (Mar14) after admitting he had taken cocaine in the run up to his child sex abuse trial last year (13).
He has now reportedly checked into a facility to focus on sobriety.
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The star, who has played mechanic Kevin Webster in the show for 30 years, hit headlines over the weekend (01-02Mar14) when U.K. newspaper Sunday Mirror published an interview in which he confessed to snorting the drug in the run up to his recent trial.
Le Vell admitted he was "ashamed" of his behaviour and insisted he was caught in a "moment of weakness" after he was wrongly accused of child sex charges.
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British actor Michael Le Vell has called in police after his car was smashed by thugs, weeks after he was cleared of raping a six-year-old girl.
The Coronation Street star was found not guilty of the sex abuse charges last month (Sep13), but he has reportedly been left scared for his life after receiving a string of violent threats via social media networks.
His fears were compounded on Saturday (19Oct13) when his Ford Puma was vandalised outside his home in Manchester, England, and cops have now launched an investigation into the crime.
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British actor Michael Le Vell has been cleared of raping a six-year-old girl.
Le Vell, who is a household name in the U.K. for his longrunning role in hit soap opera Coronation Street, was accused of repeatedly abusing the youngster over a nine-year period from the age of six.
He denied the allegations, insisting the girl was a "fantasist" who had made up stories of sex abuse, and he was cleared of 12 charges, including five counts of rape and three indecent assaults, by a jury in Manchester, England on Tuesday (10Sep13).
The actor has denied all 19 charges brought against him at Manchester Crown Court.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell was in court today facing 19 charges of sexual offences against a child, with the actor pleading not guilty to all charges brought against him. The actor, real name Michael Turner, played mechanic Kevin Webster on the long-running soap opera for nearly 30 years, making him one of the longest serving actors on the show.
The actor began his stint at Manchester Crown Court today (May 17) to face charges stemming between 2001 and 2010, during which time he is alleged to have committed at least 19 separate acts of sexual abuse to minors. These alleged charges include six counts of rape, six of indecent assault and seven of sexually touching minors. Appearing under his real name the actor denied each charge brought to him.
Le Vell, a native of Hale, Cheshire, was first accused of sexually assaulting a minor in September 2011, but the inquiry was dropped due to lack of evidence after the actor had been questioned by police. The charges soon reemerged though and in January this year when the Crown Prosecution Service decided to review the evidence and found ample suggestion to link Le Vell with the charges. He was released on bail following questioning. The Corrie actor has been absent from the show since the charges reemerged earlier this year, with ITV saying that he will continue to remain absent from the show until the charges have been resolved.
Actor was in British soap for two years.
Andrew Lancel, a former actor in the long-running British soap Coronation Street, has denied that he sexually assaulted a teenage boy.
Lancel – 42 year-old and real name Andrew Watkinson – was charged last November over the alleged offence, which relates to one apparent victim and six counts of indecent assault of a child under the age of 15 between 1993 and 1994. Lancel hails from Gateacre in Liverpool and, as the Sun reports, it was Liverpool Crown Court where he had his hearing, during which he pled not guilty to all six counts of the sexually-based indecencies.
Lancel’s career has been somewhat of a stuttering success, although he can also count long-running Police-based soap The Bill on his list of acting credits. He appeared on Coronation Street for around two years, playing the role of Frank Foster between 2010 and 2012, when his storyline character was found murdered. Among the rest of his career ‘highlights’ are a one-off appearance in Midsomer Murders and a place in Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes, during which he performed as A-ha singer Morten Harket and won. At the court at the weekend he was granted bail until his five-day trial starts on June 3.
Coronation Street actor makes Manchester court appearance for child sex charges
Michael Le Vell, the Coronation Street actor, has appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today, charged with child sex offences. Le Vell, whose real name is Michael Turner, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, the Daily mail reports. Four of his family members sat at the rear of the courtroom, on seats usually reserved for officials, as the public gallery was full of media reporters.
Le Vell has played the role of car mechanic Kevin Webster in the popular ITV soap for over 30 years. The show’s bosses have confirmed that he will not appear in future episodes until the legal proceedings are no longer under way. The 48 year-old actor denies the charges that have been brought against him. He is accused of six counts of raping a child, six allegations of indecently assaulting a child and seven counts of sexual activity with a child. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2001 and 2010 and all charges relate to just one complainant.
The actor – who was originally accused of these charges in 2011 but cleared – has been bailed on the condition that he surrenders his passport. He is also not allowed unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 14 and is not allowed to contact any of the named witnesses. He will appear at Manchester Crown Court on March 20, 2013.
Sexual abuse scandals are, regrettably, becoming increasingly common in the British entertainment scene. The latest, Michael Le Vell – who plays Kevin Webster in the much-loved soap Coronation Street – has vowed to clear his name.
"I will now put all my efforts into clearing my name and proving my innocence. I thank my friends, family and fans for their continued support,” said Le Vell in a statement.” I would ask now for time to concentrate on preparing my defence with my legal team." In a statement released to the Press Association, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "A man has been charged with 19 child sex offences. Michael Turner,” Le Vell’s real name, “of Byrom Street, Hale, has been charged with 19 offences including raping a child, indecently assaulting a child and sexual activity with a child. He is due to appear at Manchester magistrates (court) on Wednesday, Feb. 27."
Le Vell was actually arrested back in September 2011 but prosecutors ruled at the time that there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a charge. He released a similar statement, thanking his friends and family for their support, and, at the time, was delighted to "completely exonerated". The Sun report that scandal lead to the break up of his relationship with his actress wife Janette Beverley.
British soap star Michael Le Vell has vowed to prove his innocence following his arrest on suspicion of sexually abusing a schoolgirl.
The 46 year old, who has played mechanic Kevin Webster on U.K. serial drama Coronation Street for 28 years, was taken in by cops on Friday (30Sep11) for questioning.
The married father-of-two - real name Michael Turner - was released on bail and is vehemently denying the allegations.
He says in a statement, "I strenuously deny these allegations and will do everything in my power to prove my innocence."
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