A DOCTOR who examined the girl allegedly raped by Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell agreed her findings did not prove child sex abuse had taken place.

Dr Louise O'Connor agreed with a second expert that the medical findings of the examination of the girl were "neutral and neither support or refute the allegations".

Mr Le Vell, who lives in Hale, Cheshire, is accused at Manchester Crown Court of a series of sex assaults against the youngster, including raping her as she clutched a teddy bear.

Mr Le Vell, 48, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster in the ITV soap, is facing 12 charges - five of rape, three of indecent assault, two of sexual activity with a child, and two of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

Mr Le Vell, who is on trial under his real name of Michael Turner, denies the offences.

Dr O'Connor said she examined the girl at the St Mary's Sexual Assault Centre in Manchester in October 2011, when the allegations were made to police.

The girl claims to have been sexually abused and raped four times, including from a young age, but Dr O'Connor said there were no injuries.

The jury has heard that, in this case, the girl was examined two years after the last alleged episode of abuse.

The trial was adjourned until this morning.