Former 'Coronation Street' actor Bruno Langley avoids jail over sexual assaults

A court heard the 34-year-old grabbed a woman by the crotch and touched another victim

Former 'Coronation Street' actor Bruno Langley avoids jail over sexual assaults

Ex-Coronation Street star Bruno Langley (centre) leaves Manchester Magistrates' Court | Image: Peter Powell/PA Wire/PA Images

Former 'Coronation Street' actor Bruno Langley has avoided jail after he admitted sexually assaulting two women at a Manchester music venue in Britain.

A court heard how the 34-year-old grabbed a woman by the crotch and touched another victim on her "boobs and bum" at the Band in Wall venue on October 1st.

Karen Saffman, prosecuting, told Manchester Magistrates' Court he touched two other women on the same night but was not charged with those alleged offences.

Langley was fired from his role playing Todd Grimshaw in the soap following the allegations.

His family members wiped back tears when he entered his guilty pleas.

He was given a 12-month community order.

Ms Saffman said the actor was "clearly intoxicated" when he assaulted the first woman, who was returning from the venue's cloakroom.

She said: "As she walked back towards the stairs Mr Langley grabbed her in the crotch area over her dress."

The victim said in a statement: "He grabbed me. Properly grabbed me. It was a rough grab, really right in. Lots of pressure."

Ms Saffman said the woman could "feel two or three fingers" through her dress and tights.

The prosecutor added: "She was clearly in shock. She was thinking about hitting him. She said, 'Did you do that on purpose?' But he did not reply."

The court heard how a male with Langley then apologised.

The victim was later approached by another woman in the toilets who had also been sexually assaulted by Langley.

The second woman told the first victim Langley had touched her "boobs and bum".

She also told police: "He grabbed me in the crotch. Quite a lot of pressure. This lasted for a couple of seconds."

The court heard how the actor was seen approaching another woman and "grabbed her boobs and bum" before he "grabbed the vagina" of a fourth woman.

He had not been charged for these incidents but Ms Saffman said the incidents were "indicative of his behaviour" that night.

After the court case Langley released a statement through his publicist.

It said: "I sincerely apologise to the people involved and affected by my disgraceful behaviour on the evening of 30th September.

"I have absolutely no memory of what happened because of excessive alcohol consumption and it was for this reason that I behaved completely out of character.

"However, I take full responsibility for my actions that night.

"Since this incident I have been dealing with, and confronting some personal issues that I have never addressed, and I am also getting help for an alcohol problem, so that this does not ever happen again."