Disgraced Coronation Street star Bruno Langley has been cleared of allegations that he attempted to woo a 15-year-old girl, it has been confirmed.
Just days after the 34-year-old actor was handed a 12-month community order for sexually assaulting two women, the teenager accused him of “creeping her out” as he seemingly tried to “groom her for sex”.
However, Greater Manchester Police have reported that Bruno is innocent in this instance, saying in a statement: “Detectives carried out enquiries, including speaking to the girl.
“No crimes were committed.”
A source close to the actor added: “He is relieved the matter is over.”
Speaking to The Sun at the time the allegations were made, the schoolgirl said that Bruno “creeped her out” when they met in a gym, with him later contacting her on Twitter.
She said: “He asked my age. It creeped me out. I walked away but he kept following.”
She alleged that he then messaged her “You’re absolutely beautiful. Are you single?” on social media.
Bruno denied the claims in a statement, saying: “Over the years as an actor I have had hundreds of people that approach me and want to speak to me, and I also get many messages through social media.
“I have no recollection of an exchange that The Sun state happened over two years ago.
“I would not have conversed with a girl in the manner The Sun alleges, if I knew she was under the age of 16.
“I have never been contacted by any authority about an allegation of this nature.”
Last month, a judge heard how the actor assaulted two women in a Manchester nightclub whilst intoxicated, with Bruno admitting to having a problem with alcohol and pleading guilty to both of the attacks.
He avoided jail following the court case and was instead given a 12-month community order and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for five years as well as pay £500 in compensation to his victims.
When the allegations first came to light, Bruno was fired from ITV soap Coronation Street, where he had played gay character Todd Grimshaw for 16 years.