Granada Reports weather presenter Fred Talbot was today arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of history sexual abuse at a Greater Manchester school.

The 63-year-old, best known as the weatherman on ITV’s This Morning when it was based in Liverpool in the 1980s and 90s, is a former biology teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.

Fred Talbot

Fred Talbot

Greater Manchester police, who conducted a search of Talbot’s house in Bowdon just before Christmas, have been investigating a number of complaints made against staff who worked at the school in the 1970s and 80s.

He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of indecent assault and four counts of inciting a child to commit acts of gross indecency.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “The offences relate to his time as a teacher at the school between the early 1970s to early 1980s, while the four victims were pupils.

“Since allegations were made to police in December we have made good progress with this investigation and with tracing and speaking to former pupils of Altrincham Grammar school.

“However, as part of our ongoing inquiry I am eager to trace anyone who attended the school between the early 1970s and 1980s, who feel they may have information to assist the police investigation.”