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Fred Talbot appears in Dumfries on indecent assault charges

Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot has made a brief appearance at Dumfries Sheriff Court on charges of indecent assault.

The 66-year-old, from Bowdon, Greater Manchester, appeared in private before Sheriff Brian Mohan.

The former teacher was on a petition containing 10 charges of indecent assault and two of breach of the peace.

No plea or declaration was made and he was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

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