TV weatherman Fred Talbot ’s home raided probing child sex abuse.
Greater Manchester police has searched the home of Famous TV weatherman, Fred Talbot, as a part of investigations carried out against the Altrincham Grammar School staff working there in 1970’s. The staff has been alleged of historic sexual abuse. Talbot was formerly a Biology Teacher at Altrincham Grammar School.
Who is Talbot
Talbot has been a noted name as a weather forecaster for ITV during 1980s and 90s. He used to wear bright and colorful jumpers and presented from Livepool’s Albert Dock. He is currently a part of ITV and works for Granada Reports aimed at North West and Isle of Man.
In his twitter update on December 10, Talbot wrote that he is having a good time in Atlantic ocean and do not expect to see the land in coming six days. His home was searched by police when he was on the cruise towards the Carribean.
The investigation was prompted as a result of media reports that featured historic sexual abuse in Catholic boys’ school in Altrincham. Police has seized two computer systems, journals and videos during home search.
Talbot : Sex abuse
Mark Roberts, Chief superintendent at Greater Manchester police has affirmed that the matter is to be investigated systematically and vigorously. With the ongoing investigations of similar historic sexual abuse cases reported from St Ambrose College, Police department has dedicated an exclusive phone line and requested the public to inform them of anything they know that can aid the investigation process. So that conclusions can be derieved.
As per police spokesman, the offenses under investigation allegedly involve a member of school staff at that point of time. Five complaints have been received of which three were received before the publication of a story in The Sun and two after that.
Talbot is not back to his home yet as by a confirmed woman living nearby his home. His agent Dave Warwick came to knew about the raid after the story published in the Sun. Police has not contacted Warwick about this case. Further, Talbot has not replied to Warwick’s emails and texts as he was on cruise.