Police and prosecutors were accused of serious errors of judgment last night after William Roache was cleared of sex abuse. After a jury took less than six hours to reject the allegations dating back almost half a century, there were furious claims the case had been brought as part of a ‘celebrity witch-hunt’. The Coronation Street star was a prolific womaniser in the 60s and 70s – and even claimed to have slept with 1,000 women. But he denied even having met the five women who claimed he assaulted them. Full story >>
A court is the place where a judge decides whether someone is guilty of a crime. • The suspect appeared in court charged with robbery.