Monday 18 December 2017

Corrie actor's accuser breaks down in court

THE dancer who claims a former 'Coronation Street' actor sexually abused him when he was a schoolboy broke down in tears in court after he was accused of making up a "malicious lie", writes Paul Keaveny.

Andrew Lancel (42), who is best known for his role as Frank Foster in the ITV soap, denies six counts of indecent assault of a child between 1993 and 1994.

Andrew Menary, defending, pointed out inconsistencies in the accounts the alleged victim had given to the police.

The man said it had been hard for him to talk about it and that he had been "embarrassed" to admit that he had continued to have sexual contact with the defendant into his early 20s.

The case continues.

Irish Independent

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