Fred Talbot rearrested over sex abuse allegations

Granada Reports weather presenter Fred Talbot has been rearrested by police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse at  Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.

The 63-year-old, who became well-known as Fred the weatherman on ITV’s This Morning in the 1980s and 90s, is a former biology teacher at the Cheshire school.

Talbot first appeared on Granada Reports in 1984

Talbot first appeared on Granada Reports in 1984

He was first arrested in April by officers from Greater Manchester police, who conducted a search of Talbot’s house in Bowdon.

He remains on police bail in relation to one count of indecent assault, but no further action has been taken in relation to the other offences he was originally arrested on suspicion of.

Today he was again arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults and gross indecency in relation to five other former pupils, and was also arrested on suspicion of indecent assault in relation to an alleged offence in the North East.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

Talbot last appeared on Granada Reports in November 2012, having first broadcast for the news programme in 1984.

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