Barbara Knox denies drinking driving: Coronation Street star pleads not guilty in court
The veteran soap actress refutes a charge of drink driving
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has denied drink driving.
She appeared at Macclesfield Magistrates Court in Cheshire today, after being charged with the offence earlier this month.
“She was physically manhandled in the police station,” said Knox’s lawyer, Nick Freeman. “It was agreed she was in a highly emotionally-charged state. She was described as tearful.”
The 80-year-old soap veteran was arrested at a police station after allegedly driving when over the alcohol limit. She had gone to the police station after her daughter, Maxine Ashcroft, had been charged with the same offence. The two had reportedly spent the afternoon together at a family event in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.
Ashcroft was later banned from driving for two years. Freeman – also known as Mr Loophole - said at the time of the incident that she had made a “terrible error of judgement” in what was a “classic case of alcohol anaesthetising good sense”.
Knox – who plays Rita Tanner in the television soap - was sent away on unconditional bail today after pleading not guilty. She will return to court on July 23 to stand trial.
- 1 Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
Zayn Malik gives first interview since quitting One Direction: 'I've never felt more in control of my life'
Germanwings crash: Police make 'significant discovery' at home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
Saudi Arabia says it won't rule out building nuclear weapons
#FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
£35000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This dynamic outsourced contact...
£19000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An excellent opportunity for a ...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Group HR Advisor with an established...
£40 - 50k (DOE) + Bonus: Guru Careers: We are seeking a HR Manager / HR Genera...