The 17-year-old soap star who was on trial for the sexual assault and rape of a fellow student at Wimbledon Theatre was cleared of all charges at Blackfriar Crown Court today.

The actor, who isn’t allowed to be named because he is under 18, was cleared after five hours of deliberation.

The prosecution alleged that the actor forced the fellow student to participate in sexual acts to prove his bisexuality, whilst the defence argued that all sexual activity was consensual.

The 17-year-old burst into tears after hearing he was cleared of three charges of sexual assault and one charge of oral rape.