Corrie actress charged with drink-driving

Published Friday, 04 April 2014
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Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner on the soap, has been charged with drink-driving, police have said.

Corrie actress charged with drink-driving
Corrie actress Barbara Knox will appear in court later this month. (© Ken McKay)

The actress was arrested earlier this month following an incident in Knutsford, Cheshire on 10 March and was released on bail pending further inquiries.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "(Ms Knox) turned up at Knutsford Police Station in relation to a separate matter and was arrested.

"Barbara Knox from Knutsford was charged on Friday 4 April 2014 and will appear at Macclesfield Magistrates on 24 April 2014."

The charge comes after Ms Knox's daughter, Maxine Ashcroft, 56, was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Ashcroft, of Lechlade, Gloucestershire, pleaded guilty to drink driving at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and was banned from driving for two years.

Ms Knox has played newsagent Rita in Coronation Street for over 40 years.

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