Ex-Corrie star to face child sex charges

Published Saturday, 01 December 2012
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Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel has been charged with historic child sex offences, police have confirmed.

Ex-Corrie star to face child sex charges
The actor is due to appear in court later this month. (© PA)

The 42-year-old was charged on Friday under his real name Andrew Watkinson.

The actor, from Gateacre in Liverpool, is best known for his appearance as Frank Foster in Coronation Street.

Merseyside Police said that Watkinson has been charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

He is due to appear in court later this month to face five counts of indecent assault on a child under 16, Merseyside Police said.

He has been bailed to appear at South Sefton Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 19 December.

© UTV News
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