Wednesday 21 August 2019

Ex-Coronation Street star admits two counts of sexual assault

Bruno Langley
Bruno Langley

Pat Hurst

Ex-Coronation Street star Bruno Langley grabbed a woman by the crotch and touched a second victim on her "boobs and bum", a court heard as he admitted two counts of sexual assault.

Langley, 34, was drunk and in the Band on the Wall music venue in Manchester in the early hours of October 1 when he touched the two women, Manchester Magistrates' Court was told.

The actor who left the ITV soap in the wake of the allegations after playing Todd Grimshaw for more than a decade, the soap's first openly gay character, stood in the dock and pleaded guilty.

He also sexually touched two other women on the same night, but was not charged with offences concerning those women, Karen Saffman, prosecuting, told the court.

Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley arrives at Manchester Magistrates' Court charged with sexually assaulting two women at a Manchester music venue (Picture: Peter Powell/PA Wire)
Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley arrives at Manchester Magistrates' Court charged with sexually assaulting two women at a Manchester music venue (Picture: Peter Powell/PA Wire)

Langley, whose family members wiped back tears after his guilty pleas were entered, was told he could face a possible jail sentence.

But district judge Mark Hadfield asked for a probation report to be prepared on Tuesday before he decides whether he will sentence Langley or whether the case needs to be sent to Manchester Crown Court where the defendant could face a longer sentence.

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