Coro's Roache appears in court

William Roache. Photo / Supplied
William Roache. Photo / Supplied

Coronation Street star William Roache has appeared in court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s.

The 81-year-old has appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court, according to the BBC.

His case has been committed to the Crown Court for a hearing on June 10.

A spokesman for ITV, who produce and broadcast the soap, says the actor won't be appearing in Coronation Street until legal proceedings are concluded.

- Newstalk ZB

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