A man has been charged following an investigation into historic sexual abuse.

Fred Talbot (17/12/1949), of Langham Road, Bowden, has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault and one count of buggery.

He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 11 February 2014.

The charges relate to the sexual abuse of five victims, three of whom were under 16 at the time.

Six counts of indecent assault relate to incidents involving one victim who attended a school in Newcastle at the time. The other offences relate to three victims who attended Altrincham Grammar School for Boys at the time and the buggery charge relates to an offence against a former pupil of Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.