Former presenter Fred Talbot sentenced to 5 years in prison

Fred Talbot Credit: Press Association

Former TV presenter Fred Talbot has been jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher in the 1970s.

Talbot, 65, a regular on the floating weather map in Liverpool's Albert Dock for ITV's top rating This Morning show, was described at his trial as a "chancer" who used his "boundless energy" and "extrovert personality" to gain the affection and trust of his victims.

Talbot, who was cleared of assaulting three other boys, was sentenced by Judge Timothy Mort at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.