The sexual assault charges against Coronation Street star Bruno Langley relate to alleged attacks on two women
Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley faces claims he sexually assaulted two women on the same night, it emerged today.
The 34-year-old, who is no longer contracted to the ITV soap, was charged yesterday with assaulting a woman at a music venue in the Northern Quarter of Manchester.
But prosecutors announced today he faces two charges relating to two women after another alleged victim came forward.
A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said: ‘The CPS authorised Greater Manchester Police on October 29 to charge Bruno Langley with two offences of sexual assault on a female on October 1. The charges relate to two complainants.’
The actor, from Altrincham, is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on November 28 to face the charges.
Langley made his debut in Corrie as Todd Grimshaw in 2001 and was the first openly gay character in the soap.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said yesterday: ‘Bruno Langley has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
‘At around 1am on Sunday, October 1, 2017, police received a report that a woman in her 30s had been sexually assaulted at a music venue on Swan Street in the Northern Quarter.’
Langley was today seen out in his car for the first time since the charges were announced
In the wake of the claims, Langley previously announced he was stopping his work on the show.
He said: ‘Sadly, I will no longer be working on Coronation Street. Acting on the show has been the fulfilment of a personal dream.
‘Playing the role of Todd Grimshaw since I was 17 years old has been a huge part of my life, and an absolute honour.’
Langley played Todd for three years from 2001 before leaving the show and coming back a few times over the years. He made an official return to the cobbles in 2013.
Langley has also had roles in Doctor Who, Dalziel And Pascoe and in several theatrical productions, including Calendar Girls and The Mousetrap.
He is a father to ten-year-old Freddie, his son with his ex-girlfriend Victoria Roscoe.
Langley (right in 2004) has played Tom Grimshaw in the ITV soap off and on since 2001
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