Top British soap star goes on trial

 15 Jan 2014 - 8:33


British Actor William Roache (centre) leaves Preston Crown Court flanked by his son Linus (left) and daughter Verity on the first day of his trial, in Preston, Britain, yesterday. Roache is accused of a string of sex offences. He played Ken Barlow in the British soap “Coronation Street” since it was first broadcast in 1960, had used his fame to keep his victims silent, prosecution lawyer Anne Whyte told the court.