Fine for woman who tweeted identity of Coronation Street Le Vell's accuser

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levellA North Yorkshire woman who admitted tweeting the identity of the alleged victim in the trial of Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell has been fined.

Deborah Armstrong, 37, tweeted the woman’s name and the post was re-tweeted but when pointed out her tweet was breaking the law, she told others: 'You are not my judge and jury.' Now she's been fined £110, ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £20.

The Press Association reports that Armstrong, from Bedale has today been fined £110 at Manchester magistrates court after admitting publishing information that could lead members of the public to identify a complainant in a sexual offences case.

The trial of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell for sex offences attracted widespread media interest. He was acquitted in September of all charges.

Le Vell, who has played Kevin Webster on the soap since 1983, returned to the MediaCityUK-based set a month ago after being cleared of child sex offences.

But earlier this month Itv bosses confirmed that he was taking a break from the show saying, “Coronation Street and Michael Le Vell have mutually agreed that he will take a break from the programme whilst he seeks professional help for personal issues.”

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