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Helen Flanagan backs former co-star Michael Le Vell

2013-03-18 04:51:03

Helen Flanagan and Michael Le Vell

Helen Flanagan has reportedly spoken out in support for her former Coronation Street co-star, Michael Le Vell.

Helen has been quoted by The Sunday People as saying: "I was so shocked to hear that the allegations had come back. It's absolutely vile what is being said about him. It sickens you to your stomach."

"I don't think things like that should be in the press until it's proven... It's terrible. I have spoken to him and he knows I am there for him."

Earlier this year, Le Vell was charged with alleged sex offences against one child, which were reported to have taken place between 2001 and 2010.

In September 2011 he was first arrested, as the girl who is now a teenager made her claims. But a few months later it was found that there was insufficient evidence and charges were dropped.

However, following a CPS review, he is due to appear later this month at the Manchester Crown Court.

There are 19 charges against him. He has said in an official statement that he is innocent and will fight the charges 'vigorously'.

Helen starred in Coronation Street as Rosie Webster, opposite Le Vell who played her father, Kevin Webster.


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