TV weatherman Fred Talbot rearrested in abuse probe

Fred Talbot
Image caption Fred Talbot worked on the ITV programme This Morning

TV weather presenter Fred Talbot has been rearrested by police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse at a school.

Officers are examining claims of abuse at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in the 1970s and 80s.

The 63-year-old former teacher has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assaults on five former pupils.

He was also arrested on suspicion of indecent assault in relation to an alleged offence in north east England.

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.

Mr Talbot remains in police custody for questioning.

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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