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TV weatherman Fred Talbot jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher

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Fred Talbot who has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher

Fred Talbot who has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher

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Fred Talbot who has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher

TV weatherman Fred Talbot, who is from Greater Manchester, has been jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher.

Talbot, 65, a regular on the floating weather map in Liverpool's Albert Dock for ITV's top rating This Morning show, was described at his trial as a "chancer" who used his "boundless energy" and "extrovert personality" to gain the affection and trust of his victims.

Talbot, who was cleared of assaulting three other boys, was sentenced by Judge Timothy Mort at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

The judge told Talbot: "You deliberately and indecently assaulted the two of them for your own gratification.

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