Corrie star arrested for drink driving

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Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has been arrested for drink driving.

The 80-year-old, who plays the role of Rita Tanner in the ITV soap, was held on suspicion of driving under the influence at her local police station in Knutsford, Cheshire.

The actress had gone there after her daughter, Maxine Ashcroft, 56, was earlier arrested for the same offence.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: “Police stopped a car in Hollow Lane, Knutsford, and a 56-year-old woman from Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

“An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford arrived at Knutsford police station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

“She was bailed pending further inquiries.”

Knox later confronted officers at the station, asking “Do you know who I am?”

Ms Ashcroft was later charged with driving when the alcohol level was above the limit.

She is due to appear at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court on April 2.