Anne Kirkbride, Chris Gascoyne and Helen Worth
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Coronation Street's William Roache 'a perfect gentleman'

Some of Coronation Street actor William Roache's co-stars appeared as defence witnesses at his trial in Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.

Anne Kirkbride, who plays his on-screen wife Deirdre, described him as being "always a perfect gentleman".

Mr Roache, who is accused of rape and indecent assault, denies all the charges.

Judith Moritz reports.

  • 29 Jan 2014
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