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Actor William Roache 'sorry' over sex abuse comments

Coronation Street star William Roache has apologised after he appeared to suggest sex abuse victims are paying the price for their behaviour in "previous lives".

Roache made the comments during an interview with New Zealand's TVNZ.

"I would like to say that I am very sorry for any offence that has been caused as a result of my comments," he said in a statement.

The NSPCC said his original "bizarre comments" were "not helpful."

Judith Moritz reports.

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