Coronation Street's Bruno Langley charged with sexual assault

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by Simon Austin
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.

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