TV weatherman Fred Talbot bailed in sex abuse probe

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TV weather presenter Fred Talbot, who was arrested in connection with historical sex abuse against school children, has been bailed.

Officers are examining claims of abuse at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in the 1970s and 80s, where Mr Talbot was a teacher.

The 64-year-old was arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults on five former pupils.

He was also arrested on suspicion of indecent assault in north east England.

Mr Talbot was bailed until 27 January. He remains on bail over a previous count of indecent assault.

Police said no further action had been taken in relation to previous allegations of two counts of indecent assault and four counts of inciting a child to commit acts of gross indecency.

He is best known for his work on the ITV programme This Morning in the late 80s and 90s when it was hosted by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.

He was also the weatherman on ITV's Granada Reports but has not appeared on the show since the claims emerged.

An ITV spokesman said: "Given that there is a police investigation, it would not be appropriate for us to comment."

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