Fred Talbot arrested over sex abuse claims

Fred Talbot: Accused of committing historic sex abuse offences. Picture: PA
Fred Talbot: Accused of committing historic sex abuse offences. Picture: PA
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TV weatherman Fred Talbot was arrested today by police investigating historic sex abuse allegations at a school.

• Fred Talbot arrested over historic sex abuse claims at a school

• TV weatherman held on suspicion of committing multiple sex offences during teaching career

The 63-year-old was held on suspicion of three counts of indecent assault and four counts of inciting a child to commit acts of gross indecency.

The alleged offences relate to his time as a teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in Trafford, Greater Manchester, between the early 1970s and early 1980s, where the four victims were pupils.

He remains in police custody for questioning. Detective Chief Inspector Koran Sellars, of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), said: “Since allegations were made to police in December we have made good progress with this investigation and with tracing and speaking to former pupils of Altrincham Grammar School.

“However, as part of our ongoing inquiry, I am eager to trace anyone who attended the school between the early 1970s and 1980s, who feel they may have information to assist the police investigation.”