Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell 'arrested on suspicion of assault' 3 years ago

Coronation Street's Michael Le Vell 'arrested on suspicion of assault'

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Offers were reportedly called to the home he shares with long-term partner Louise Gibbons around 11pm on Thursday, May 3.

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According to The Mirror, the 53-year-old - who plays Kevin Webster on the long-running soap - was taken to the hospital to be treated before spending the night at a Manchester police statement.

A spokesperson or the Greater Manchester Police told the publication that it will "take no further action" after  investigating the matter.

They added:

“Officers attended and arrested a 53-year-old man, he was taken to hospital then taken into police custody for questioning.

"The man has since been released with no further action.”

Michael and Louise Gibbons

The newspaper reports officers have classed it as a domestic incident.

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Michael, whose real name is Michael Robert Turner, has appeared on Corrie as mechanic Kevin Webster since 1983, when he was just 18.

He was declared bankrupt earlier this year after reportedly being behind on payments on a large tax bill.

The actor paid over £200,000 in fees after a trial over child abuse claims in 2013.

The alleged victim claimed he had abused her between the age of six and 14.

Michael was cleared of all 19 charges against him by a jury at Manchester Crown Court in September of that year but had to cover his own costs as in the UK those who can afford to pay their fees cannot claim back the cost from the state.

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He took leave from the soap during the 2013 trial.