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Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell in court on child sex charges

27 February 2013 Last updated at 14:00 GMT

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court charged with 19 sexual offences against a child.

Mr Le Vell, 48, whose real name is Michael Turner, did not enter a plea, but his solicitor said the charges would be "fully contested".

Judith Moritz reports.