Former Coronation Street director ‘asked girl, 13, to send explicit images’


A FORMER Corrie director asked a “girl of 13” to send him pictures of her breasts, a court heard yesterday.

Tim Dowd, 66, also allegedly encouraged her to have phone sex with him.

Tim Dowd has been accused of trying to incite a child into sexual activity
Ben Lack

Mr Dowd worked on Coronation Street until 2018 after 24 years as a director on the soap.

Dowd is also thought have work on episodes of Emmerdale and Casualty.

He thought “Chantelle” was a girl in a care home last year but he was actually talking to an undercover cop, Leeds crown court was told.

Dowd, of Harrogate, North Yorks, claims he believed she was 16 or over.

He denies trying to incite a child into sexual activity. The trial continues.

The 66-year-old worked on Coronation Street up until 2018
Ben Lack

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