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A former Altrincham Grammar School teacher gives evidence that Fred Talbot told him he quit the school because he "propositioned a pupil."
The retired teacher tells the court he went to Mr Talbot's home to find out why he resigned so suddenly in 1984.
The star's defence say he didn't use the word "proposition." Instead it was "made a suggestion" or "said something to a pupil."
The retiree responds to Mr Talbot's QC: "Some things stick in my memory." The trial's now adjourned until next week.
E: "Why would I make it up?" Defence say Mr Talbot has no memory of alleged victim E going to his home, and that he didn't touch him.
E's brother is now giving evidence. He says E, as a teenager, told him "a teacher touched him between the legs."
Jurors hear E's brother say E revealed who the teacher was, while watching television: "It was Fred off the telly. Fred The Weatherman."
E tells the judge: "There was no party" at Mr Talbot's. Jurors hear him say: "I shouldn't have gone because of rumours about other boys."
Defence question E's memory of Mr Talbot answering the door naked to the then 16-year-old: "A misremembering?" E: "No."
Defence: "I'm questioning whether you're mixed-up about the events of the evening." E: "No, certainly not."
Mr Talbot's lawyer asks if there is "any confusion" in E's mind. The alleged victim tells her: "Not at all."
The QC questions parts of E's statement where he "couldn't remember." E responds: "I found it very stressful going to the police station."
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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Police in Greater Manchester are appealing for witnesses after a man with Asperger's Syndrome was allegedly slashed and beaten after he tried to act as a peacemaker during an altercation. He was injured after traveling to Bury for their home match with Carlisle at Gigg Lane.
"For all the wrong reasons, this young man will never forget his trip to Bury. What should have been an enjoyable afternoon ended in him being attacked with a knife by a hooligan. I will not use the phrase 'football fan' as the man responsible for this heinous attack is not a football fan, just a thug, and he gives genuine football fans a bad name. This young man was genuinely frightened when he saw another fan had been attacked with a bottle and was attempting to play peacemaker. Because of his Asperger's Syndrome and autism he naturally seeks to resolve any situation without fully realising any danger to himself but no-one could have anticipated the violence he would be subjected to. Such was the ferocity of this beating that he curled himself up into a ball while on the ground and thought he would be beaten to death. Luckily he was able to escape and when officers arrived seconds later a man was arrested. However, this is just the start of our inquiries and I would urge anyone who has information to come forward. In particular, I would urge genuine Bury FC fans who witnessed this assault to do the right thing. We have a young man who travelled from another city to Bury and ended up being brutally assaulted. Please search your conscience and come forward with any information you have."
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."
A young football fan with Asperger's Syndrome and autism was attacked with a knife as he tried to play peacemaker. The 20-year-old man from the Carlisle area, had travelled with his dad to watch his team play Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday 24 January 2015. As they enjoyed a prematch drink in the Staff of Life pub a group of Carlisle fans came to the pub complaining that they'd been attacked by Bury supporters. When the the 20-year-old, whose natural instinct is to abhor violence and seek a peaceful solution, met the Bury fans to calm the situation down he was allegedly slashed with a knife and kicked on the ground. A 56-year-old man from the Bury area was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was later bailed until 17 February 2015 pending further inquiries.