UK – Ex ‘Coronation Street’ actor faces child sex charges

Andrew LancelThe former ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘The Bill’ actor, Andrew Lancel (real name Andrew Watkinson) has been charged my Merseyside Police on five counts of indecent assault on a person under 16 years of age.

The alleged offices are believed to have taken place around 20 years ago when he was a trainee actor and around 22 years of age.

Lancel’s solicitor, Stuart Nolan, said ‘Mr Lancel was invited by police to co-operate with an inquiry by one complainant about events that allegedly took place over 20 years ago. He is confident his innocence will be established in the fullness of time.’

Lancel has been bailed to appear at South Sefton Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 18th December 2012.

Could this be a case of yet another person in the public eye being ‘outed’, or could it be something else? It will be interesting to learn of the details of this case as they emerge.

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