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.
The 8th day of the Fred Talbot sex abuse trial has begun in Manchester. He faces 10 counts of indecent assault on teenage boys.
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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