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Andrew Lancel vows to fight sex offence charges

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Andrew Lancel has vowed to clear his name of all sex offence charges.

The former Coronation Street star announced yesterday that he will be fighting the allegations.

Andrew Lancel at The TRIC Awards held at the Grosvenor House

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Lancel said: "I will absolutely contest the charges against me. I am not able to say any more at the moment."

The actor, who played Frank Foster in Coronation Street, has been charged with five counts of indecent assault on a victim under 16.

His lawyer Stuart Nolan said: "Mr Lancel was invited by police to co-operate with an inquiry by one complainant about events that allegedly took place over 20 years ago.

"He is confident his innocence will be established."

The 42-year-old is currently starring in Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool. The show received a standing ovation from the audience last night (December 1).

Lancel, who has appeared in The Bill, previously tweeted to his fans: "My lovely ­followers and friends. Your support means the world. Have faith. Good night. x." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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