Former British soap actor CHRIS QUINTEN (corr.) has been arrested in connection with a rape allegation.

The 47-year-old actor, who played unfaithful mechanic BRIAN TILSLEY in the long-running show Coronation Street, was taken in for questioning in London on Tuesday (28JUN05).

Quinten, ex-husband of American chat show host Leeza Gibbons, was released on bail and will return next month (JUL05) after further inquiries.

Police confirm a man was held "in connection with an allegation of rape in the early hours of Saturday 25 June at a nightclub in central London".

30/06/2005 03:40