Former DJ Jonathan King has been charged with 18 sexual offences against boys and Former Weatherman Fred Talbot 67, has been found guilty of indecently assaulting 7 boys.

Former DJ Jonathan King was charged with 18 sexual offences against boys aged between 14 and 16. The alleged offences occurred in 1970 and 1986.

He was charged by Surrey Police as part of Operation Ravine, which has been looking into allegations linked to the Walton Hop Disco in Walton-on-Thames.

The 72 year has been released on bail and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 26 June.

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot, 67, has been found guilty of indecently assaulting 7 boys, aged 15 to 17, in the 1970s and 1980s. The offences took place while Talbot was a biology teacher at a school in Manchester during trips to Scotland. Talbot is already serving a 5 year sentence for indecently assaulting 2 school boys during a school trip in the Cheshire area in the mid 1970s.

Talbot denied the allegations, but has been convicted of seven of the nine charges after the trial at Lanark Sheriff Court.

Ian Brown, who was the Stone Roses front man, gave evidence at the trial. He was not a victim but was a pupil of Talbot’s. Brown said that Talbot would personally select the pupils that were allowed to go on the excursions with him.

Other witnesses recalled incidents during the school camping trip, where they would wake up in the middle of the night and find Talbot in their tents and touching them.

Talbot is due to be sentenced on 15 June 2017.

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