Monday, January 27, 2014

TV weatherman Fred Talbot charged with 10 sex offences against five boys

TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been charged with a string of offences following investigations into historic sexual abuse claims.

The 64-year-old was today charged with 10 sexual offences dating back to his time as a teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and at a school in Tyne and Wear during the 1970s and 1980s.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said today's charges related to the sexual abuse of five victims, three of whom were under 16 at the time.

The television presenter from Bowdon, Altrincham, is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 11 February.

Six counts of indecent assault relate to incidents involving one victim who attended a school in Newcastle at the time.

The other offences relate to four former pupils of Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, the police spokesman said.  (more...)

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