Former Coro St actor charged with child sex offences

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Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel has been charged with historic child sex offences, police say.

The 42-year-old, charged on Friday under his real name Andrew Watkinson, will appear in court later this month to face five counts of indecent assault on a child under 16, Merseyside Police said.

Lancel, from Gateacre in Liverpool, is best known for his appearance as Frank Foster in the TV soap Coronation Street.

He was bailed to appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court on December 19.

Merseyside Police said Lancel was charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

-AAP

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