Corrie actress in 'drink drive' arrest

Published Friday, 28 March 2014
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The actress who plays Rita Tanner in Coronation Street has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, ITV has reported.

Corrie actress in 'drink drive' arrest
Corrie actress Barbara Knox was arrested by police. (© Ken McKay)

Barbara Knox, who is 80, was held at a police station in Knutsford, Cheshire, before being bailed.

Earlier her daughter, 56-year-old Maxine Ashcroft, was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: "An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford arrived at Knutsford police station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

"She was bailed pending further inquiries."

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

A spokeswoman for the soap has said the arrest was a personal matter.

© UTV News
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