Page last updated at 12:21 GMT, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 13:21 UK

Former soap actor faces charges

Bruce Jones leaving court
Former Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones is accused of driving offences in north Wales and common assault

Former Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones has appeared in court accused of dangerous and drink driving on a busy north Wales road.

Mr Jones, 56, who played Les Battersby in the ITV soap, is also charged with common assault.

Appearing before Prestatyn magistrates, Mr Jones, who lives in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, did not enter any pleas to the charges.

The driving offences are alleged to have happened on the A55.

District judge Andrew Shaw at Prestatyn Magistrates' Court directed that the case should be heard before a crown court and bailed Mr Jones until 11 November.

The actor, who appeared under his real name Ian Roy Jones, wore a grey suit and a tie for the hearing.

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