The fifth alleged victim in the Fred Talbot abuse trial, known as E for legal reasons, is about to give his evidence.
Special opaque screens are in place in court to prevent the alleged victim and defendant from seeing each other.
E tells jurors he was a pupil at Altrincham Grammar School. He says he went to a "party" at his teacher's home. The teacher was Mr Talbot.
The court hears from E that he was surprised, as a schoolboy, that classmates didn't call Mr Talbot "Sir". He says they called him "Fred".
E says he and a friend knocked Mr Talbot's front door: "He came to the door with no clothes on. He didn't have a stitch on."
Mr Talbot went upstairs, dressed, then returned to E and his friend, jurors hear. E says Mr Talbot said: "Will you come to bed with me now?"
The court hears E's friend told Mr Talbot he wasn't interested. The teacher then asked E into another room and touched his groin.
E says Mr Talbot had a "very intense look in his eyes" and repeated the request to "come to bed". E told him: "Don't do that. Stop it."
The prosecution ask if the teacher stopped when asked to. "Yes," says E, "I remember walking out to my friend and saying: 'We're going!'"
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Defence suggest to N that Mr Talbot thought he and Witness N had wanted to "spend time together... alone."
N says Mr Talbot suggested he and his schoolmate were "gay lovers", when they weren't, so they'd be "open to the idea of a sexual encounter"
Defence say the star didn't proposition N. They accept he "said something" about "leave room for me", but it was a "throw away remark."
Mr Talbot's lawyer puts it to N that the then teacher made no offer of a sex act. N: "He absolutely did."
Another witness, N, says he went to the Astronomy "sleepover" as part of his studies. Mr Talbot offered use of a telescope for "coursework."
From the witness box, N says Mr Talbot offered him a spare room, started talking about "sexuality", then showed him photos of "naked boys."
N says the then teacher offered to perform a sex act on him. N declined saying he'd a girlfriend. Mr Talbot said he'd do things she couldn't
Mr Talbot apologised, N tells jurors, and offered his bedroom as amends. M and N readied for bed. Mr Talbot then said "leave room for me."
The two boys, both aged 15, went downstairs - says N - to be with the other kids. They agreed between themselves to tell their parents.
N gives evidence that his father phoned the school and spoke to Mr Talbot. The teacher offered to "come round to explain himself."
Jurors hear that Mr Talbot never arrived at N's house. The school headmaster phoned to say he'd left the school with "immediate effect."
Defence tell N it "isn't disputed" that "something happened that night, that your parents complained, and Mr Talbot left the school later."
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Witness M, who can't be identified, says he stayed overnight at Mr Talbot's home for a school arranged "sleepover" on astronomy.
Witness M tells jurors Mr Talbot offered him a room, away from everyone else, then asked him to "come back another night... by myself"
The court hears M then went downstairs to be with all the other youngsters. He later told his parents that Mr Talbot had "propositioned" him
The jury are told that M's parents reported the incident to Altrincham Grammar. When M returned to classes Mr Talbot had left the school.
Defence suggest that M could have "misheard" or be "unclear" about what happened. M: "No. I'm absolutely certain. It was a gamechanger."
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It's the first of its kind in the country and is just outside the prison gates. It's hoped it will give low risk prisoners the opportunity to find work, re-establish family ties, reintegrate into the community and ensure housing needs are met before their release.
Until today, a female offender nearing release would need to move to one of only two women’s open prisons, often a long distance away from their homes, families and local community.
HMP Styal is the first prison to launch its open accommodation, with a house just beyond the prison gate which will house up to 25 offenders.
“The launch of the open accommodation at Styal is the first step of a vital reform we are making to the women’s prison estate –helping female offenders prepare for their release by testing them in open conditions, and at the same time keeping them as close to home as possible.
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“These are essential factors to helping offenders turn away from crime and change their lives for good.”
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