Former British TV weatherman jailed for child abuse

13th March 2015, Comments 0 comments

A former British television weatherman was jailed for five years on Friday for indecently assaulting two schoolboys in his previous job as a teacher, in the latest abuse case to rock the entertainment industry.

Fred Talbot, 65, became famous for presenting the forecast during the late 1980s and early 1990s while standing on a floating map of the United Kingdom moored in Liverpool docks.

Before becoming a broadcaster he was a teacher and last month he was found guilty of assaulting two boys aged 14 during school trips in the mid 1970s.

Talbot is the latest in a string of British TV personalities jailed for child abuse, including Australian entertainer Rolf Harris and former BBC presenter Stuart Hall.

© 2015 AFP

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