Coronation Street's Bruno Langley charged with sexual assault

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Bruno Langley

Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has been charged with two counts of sexual assault following an incident in Manchester on October 1st.

Police were called to reports that a woman in her 30s had been sexually assaulted at a music venue in Manchester. Langley, 34, of Altrincham is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on November 28th.

Langley played Todd Grimshaw, the first openly-gay character in the soap's 57-year history. Yesterday it was announced he had left following an internal inquiry by ITV.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said the force "received a report that a woman in her 30s had been sexually assaulted at a music venue on Swan Street in the Northern Quarter".

In a statement on Sunday, Mr Langley confirmed he had left Coronation Street but denied any claims of wrongdoing.

He said: "Sadly, I will no longer be working on Coronation Street. Acting on the show has been the fulfilment of a personal dream. I will make a further statement in due course, and when I am able to do so."

The actor joined the programme in 2001 and also appeared on two episodes of Doctor Who in 2005.