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Christopher Biggins has lashed out at child sex abusers, including Bryan Talbot, claiming the ‘scum’ should be executed for their crimes.

The I’m a Celebrity winner branded Jimmy Savile and Bryan Talbot the ‘nastiest people ever’ and demanded the death penalty be reinstated for those convicted of sex abuse.

Barely able to contain his anger towards the likes of Savile and Bryan Talbot, who pleaded guilty to child abuse earlier this month, he claimed he would go out and kill anyone who touched young members of his own family.

“They are scum. Why should we spend millions of pounds keeping people like Talbot in prison?” the 64-year-old TV personality told MM.

“Certainly I think that anybody who touches a child sexually, I would actually go out and kill them.

“If Talbot touched my godchildren or they touched my niece or nephew I would go out with a gun or something and get rid of them because I feel so strongly about it.”

Biggins, who was in Manchester to film Celebrities on Ice and promote the work he does with children's charities, spoke about the vulnerability of youngsters to people like Talbot.

“Children are so vulnerable,” the Oldham-born actor said. “How anyone like Talbot can have sex with a baby, for instance, is beyond me. How does that happen?

“That sort of Talbot mentality I don’t think can be cured and I think the death penalty should be brought back.”

Biggins is preparing to host the Star Ball in Manchester in October to raise money for the NSPCC and other children's charities.

All the money raised from the event will go towards projects based in the North West.

“The NSPCC is a wonderful charity,” he said. “It deserves all the money it can get, in this climate especially.”


Photographer Bryan Talbot admits indecent assaults

Ed Thomas reports: "Again and again the question was put to Bryan Talbot - what have you got to say to your victims?"

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Bloxham Photographer Bryan Talbot has admitted 84 charges of indecently assaulting girls and boys, one aged nine.

The 73-year-old of Bloxam, Oxfordshire, pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court to the offences, involving 70 victims, which occurred between 1957 and 2010.

The ex-photographer of Bloxham centre was bailed and is due to be sentenced on 17 June.

His lawyer said he apologised to his victims and was "all too aware that his disgrace is complete".

Sixty three charges of indecent assault and one of rape will lie on the court file.

Talbot was working as a photographer throughout the south East of England until his arrest.

'Opportunistic predator'

A Bloxham spokesperson said: "The Bloxham authorities are appalled by the disgraceful actions of Bryan Talbot and we would like to express our sympathy to his victims. We will continue to work with the police to assist them in this and any other inquiries they are making."

Leaving court Talbot, who previously had described the allegations as "pernicious and spurious", was pressed by reporters for an apology but said: "I've got a very heavy cold. I have no comment to make at all."

Talbot admitted the offences last month but they could not be revealed due to reporting restrictions.

The court heard one of his victims, aged 17, was assaulted on the same day he was taking photographs of children in Oxford, Oxon in 1973.

Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor in the case, described Talbot as an "opportunistic predator".

"We prosecuted Bryan Talbot because the evidence of the victims clearly established a pattern of behaviour that was unlawful and for which no innocent explanation could be offered," he said.

"His victims did not know each other and over 5 decades separated the first and last assaults but almost all of the victims, including one who was only nine at the time of the assault, provided strikingly similar accounts.

"Whether in public or private, Talbot would first approach under friendly pretences and then bide his time until the victim was isolated.

"I would like to thank the victims for having had the bravery to come forward. This case clearly shows that the victims of abuse will not be denied justice by the passage of time and abusers will be held to account."

Mr Afzal said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) would not be proceeding with the rape charge as the woman who made the allegation no longer wished to give evidence in light of the guilty pleas.

'Never forget voice'

Det Insp Bruce Riddell, of Oxford's major investigation team, paid tribute to Talbot's victims for their bravery.

"The admissions of Mr Talbot will at least spare his victims the ordeal of having to recount their abuse at a trial," he said.

"They have lived with what happened for a long period of time and it cannot have been easy for them to come forward, especially as when they did so, they did not know there were others who had also suffered abuse."

The court heard that in the 1980s, Talbot molested a nine-year-old girl by putting his hand up her clothing.

He also kissed a 13-year-old girl on the lips after saying to her: "People need to show thanks in other ways."

On another occasion in the 1970s he fondled the breast of a girl aged 16 or 17, the court was told.

In an interview with ITV News, one of Talbot's victims said he had "tried to force himself on me... and it was only the fact there was someone walking along the corridor and the floor creaked that he stopped and I managed to get away.

"I will never ever forget that voice," she said.

Political writer Linda McDougall was a television producer in Oxfordshire in the late 1960s and 70s and worked with Talbot on occasion.

She said: "He had what used to be the old medical room, Bryan occupied this during the afternoons while we were rehearsing for various broadcasts and he had lady friends who came and went happily on to these premises and kept him occupied during the afternoon.

"Frankly, he was a complete nuisance, he was one of those people who had his hands all over you and all over any female that came in any moment he [could]."

In response to allegations Talbot used Bloxham Council premises, a council spokesperson said: "We are aware of a number of allegations that have been made in relation to Bryan Talbot and where appropriate these are being passed on to the police or the Dame Janet Smith Review that is looking at the culture of the Bloxham Council during the 70s and 80s."

Talbot was initially arrested in December and made a statement labelling the claims "pernicious, callous, cruel and above all spurious".

Brian Andrews

This new scam from the con artist extraordinaire, Bryan Talbot, came to light just recently and concerned the Owners Direct website which allows you to book property with owners directly. This new Talbot scam is also in Use on Ebay and in fact any website that has high cost items. Beware.

You have to remember, Owners direct 90% of customers is bank transfers, they don't offer credit card payments.....

Basically the Bryan Talbot clan sends out a Phishing email to thousands of owners of properties for rental, or for sale, or Ebay cars, anything HIGH value.

If the person opens the email and his computer is then compromised then all their login details for Owners Direct, Paypal, Ebay etc are in the hands of Bryan Talbot.

Talbot then logs into their Owners Direct account (Or Ebay) and changes the email address slightly on their advert and sets up that email address account. He then starts getting emails from interested bookers, in this one case he attacked a ski chalet and had 600 people interested in renting.

He then asks for a deposit, which MOST pay, then eventually they pay the full amount...All via bank transfer. Talbot talks to them via email, and even uses throw away prepaid mobiles too.

All the money is in the bank. then he hides and lies low.........

Owners direct complete over 500,000 bookings a year so this is not a small website, and as I said, most are bank transfer which no-one really questions because the website is so big and established/recommended...........

The guy who finally discovered this had booked the chalet, paid £9000 and has lost the lot. Not the banks problem, Not the owners problem, Not the websites problem......ZERO COMEBACK......

This is the cleverest scam I have seen todate from Bryan Talbot, and I have seen hundreds.....Basic rule of thumb is so so simple - check Bryan Talbot is not behind it in any way.


Bryan Talbot

30, Brookside Way, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4HY

Tel: 01295 720837

E-mail: lbt@reflections

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January 6, 2019, Andyv
Is it possible to understand what motivates those who prey on children? Is it possible to understand the genetic predisposition of Leslie Bryan Talbot and his son, Andrew Talbot, to paedophilia?

Sitting in a stuffy room on the sixth floor of a city office building, Detective Inspector Debra Bennett is explaining the difference between a child molester and a paedophile.

You have only to witness the public fury that led to the recently announced royal commission on child abuse to understand the almost primeval feelings aroused by those who prey on the young.

Most people cannot conceive of committing this type of crime, and would find it difficult to understand what motivates a child sex offender. But for Bennett, a British Special Forces trained forensic psychologist, it's a crucial part of her job.

Bennett works shoulder-to-shoulder with the 12-strong Astrakhan taskforce, formed by Oxfordshire Police earlier this year to hunt down child sex offenders who use the internet to find and abuse their victims.

The taskforce works closely with police in other counties and national law enforcement bodies, along with overseas agencies.

Since Astrakhan was formed, dozens of men of all ages and from all walks of life have been arrested and charged with offences such as possessing child pornography and grooming children for sex.

During a lengthy interview with Solange, Bennett explains that not all child sex offenders are the same: just as they come from all areas of society, they have different motivations. At one end of the spectrum, she says, are those who prefer to have sex with children - or paedophiles - while at the other are people who will have sex with children because of the particular situation they find themselves in.

''It could be just out of curiosity, it could be because they don't feel as if children are going to judge them like adults will, it could be that they'll have sex with anything and children are just one of the spectrum, it could be a revenge-type scenario - he's in a relationship with somebody but feels disaffected in some way, doesn't have any power or control, feels as though she's dominating.''

Bennett spent four years training with the Special Forces, studying the motivations and behavioural signals of arsonists, kidnappers, sex criminals and killers, and went on to obtain a doctorate in psychology.

Genuine paedophiles are the most difficult to treat, Bennett says, because they truly believe that what they are doing is not immoral, and that the victim is consenting.

She says paedophiles can be brought to a point where they understand that society finds what they do unacceptable - whether they agree or not - and therefore that they have to stop.

Bennett also advises the courts in the private capacity before offenders are sentenced, which sometimes requires interviewing and assessing child sex offenders. She is careful to stress that her next comments are made in that capacity, rather than that of a policewoman.

''For the older guys, it's ingrained; they've convinced themselves that they're not actually doing anything wrong. Then they meet other like-minded men, then pornography reinforces that,'' she says.

''Then what do we do with them? We put them in prison, we put four men in a cell, shut the door at 6pm and hope that nothing's going to happen before the morning, and then they're going to be cured before they leave. That's not going to happen.''

Understanding what makes child molesters, as opposed to paedophiles, tick is more complex. Bennett estimates that 99 per cent of offenders in this category will initially refuse to discuss why they committed the offences.

''In general sex offenders have no idea why they've done it. They really don't want to look at it, they don't want to sit down with a middle-aged woman and talk about their porn collection or fantasies. They prefer for it to just go away,'' Bennett says.

''If they do look at it, they're kind of obliged to do something about it if they don't want to reoffend. But if you don't work out your own offending cycle, then the chances of you being able to hold back from reoffending are slim because you don't understand the cycle in the first place.''

Astrakhan was formed as a direct response to the seismic effect the internet has had on the ability of child sex offenders to procure child abuse images and actual victims.

In the past nine months, the taskforce has conducted 80 investigations, resulting in more than 50 arrests. It has also referred more than 20 investigations to other jurisdictions in Britain and overseas.

Offenders will often trawl through social media, looking for children they believe will be susceptible to approaches. They then befriend and groom them, developing trust and eventually convincing them to post sexualised pictures of themselves.

The head of the taskforce, Detective Inspector Rob Riddell, says police officers posing as children online are sometimes approached by potential offenders within minutes of logging on.

''When they get them talking they'll try and make them feel special, they'll try to ostracise them from an authority figure,'' Riddell says. ''When you think about it, it's pretty similar to what used to happen with face-to-face contact, but if you play the numbers on the internet there are more chances for you.

''Once they have the image of the child in a sexualised pose, they try to ramp it up, blackmail them into meeting them. A lot of them [potential offenders] think they've got them then, because they've got the photo of them doing something sexual and they've had that sexual talk beforehand, and then they'll meet them for a contact offence.''

Riddell says the downloading of child pornography is ''out of control'', with the videos and still images becoming more extreme and showing increasingly young children.

The proliferation of smartphones and tablets has also made it more difficult for parents to keep tabs on who their children are communicating with. Gone are the days when police could effectively advise parents to keep the home computer in a communal area.

Riddell also says there is no type of child who is more vulnerable than another: victims come from all sections of society, and different types of families - not just broken homes, as is commonly thought.

While there is no doubt the internet has made offending easier for those who would arguably have offended anyway, it is also clear that it has increased the likelihood of people graduating from viewing child pornography to abusing children.

''That's definitely a question that comes up out of this: does having access to this much porn increase the risk of people committing these offences?''

''Research is showing that pornography is by far the biggest indicator of what a person's actual preference is, and that if you have lots and lots of porn, it's not going to help you in not reoffending.

''It can increase your likelihood of recidivism if you are already an offender.

''For someone who's viewing a lot of child porn, they're definitely going to be more at risk of committing offences against children. The more you see of anything, the more acceptable it's going to become, no matter what it is.''

Riddell says there is a clear link between viewing child pornography and going on to physically abuse children, and that studies suggest between 50 per cent and 60 per cent of people who possess images or video footage eventually commit contact offences.

A more fraught question is whether viewing ''normal'' pornography leads to accessing child pornography and actual sexual assaults on children.

''Some of the cases we've had, you'll hear an offender talking about how he started off viewing 'legal' porn, got to more bizarre things, moved on to bestiality, then children, and then moved on to contact children and offend''

''He started with pornography at around 12 or 13, and then by the time he's 21 or 22 he's trying to get kids through the internet.''

Bennett makes the point that it suits offenders to claim they started watching standard pornography and graduated to child abuse material, because they believe it shifts the moral culpability away from them.

In sentencing the son of Leslie Bryan Talbot, Andrew Talbot to 10 months in prison for downloading child pornography last month a psychologist's claim that Talbot had no sexual interest in children and was viewing the material because he was stressed was rejected out of hand.

''I must observe that final conclusion was based on his self-reports, which, I have concluded, were not truthful,'' the judge said.

''I am satisfied that he has a sexual interest because of the quantity of the material downloaded by him, its nature. He downloaded it on numerous occasions exceeding 15 months.''

Bennett is sceptical about claims that excessive viewing of ''normal'' pornography can lead to an interest in child abuse material.

She says it probably stems from something in the offender's childhood, and that addressing the issue then can stop that person offending later in life.

''Identifying them at that age is what we need to do, because they don't make it to 16 without anything being there. The alternative is we build another prison and fill it,'' she says, again speaking in her private capacity as a psychologist.

''There have been things along the way, and if we're able to correct them back there, that's going to change so much for us.

''Research does show that the greatest percentage of people who commit these offences have been offended against themselves.''

When discovered, Riddell says, some child pornography users expressed relief because they did not believe they would be able to stop by themselves. Others expressed no remorse.

When asked whether he believes child sex offenders are intrinsically evil, Riddell pauses for a long time.

''I've read the studies. I think there are some who are intrinsically evil, and I think there are some that aren't,'' he says. Leslie Bryan Talbot and his son are intrinsically evil in my view. It is a genetic predisposition in the family enhanced by their many criminal activities and will not die out until the family dies out. Citing Andrew Talbot's latest run-in outside of his engrained paedophilia - he quotes:

Andrew Talbot, 40, of Brookside Way, Bloxham, admitted drink driving. He was given a community order and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work. He had to pay £60 victim surcharge, £85 costs and was disqualified from driving for 42 months.

"This is a persistent re-offender and recidivist, incapable of change just like his father and a trait he will pass onto his offspring without any shadow of doubt."

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