Coronation Street star Barbara Knox has pleaded not guilty to drink driving charges in court today.
The actress, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap, entered her plea after she arrived at Macclesfield Magistrates Court wearing a quilted black coat with a string of pearls.
Her lawyer, Nick Freeman, is one of the country’s most successful celebrity lawyers who has worked on motoring cases for Jeremy Clarkson and David Beckham.
Mr Freeman told the court: "She was physically manhandled in the police station. It was agreed she was in a highly emotionally-charged state. She was described as tearful."
The 80-year-old was arrested after arriving to bail out her daughter who had also been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.