Third police force opens investigation into child abuse

Date published: Friday 25th November 2016 4:09

A third police force has opened an investigation after receiving allegations of child sexual abuse within football.

Hampshire Police said its detectives are investigating non-recent child abuse ”within the football community”.

The statement came after Cheshire Police revealed that ”a growing number of disclosures” had been made to the force and Northumbria Police said it was investigating an allegation by an unnamed former Newcastle player that he was abused in the club’s youth system.

A string of former footballers have come forward since Andy Woodward became the first to speak out publicly last week about abuse he suffered at the hands of convicted child abuser Barry Bennell, a former Crewe coach.

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