Find Us

Dozens of suspects in UK football child sex abuse inquiry

Dozens of suspects in UK football child sex abuse inquiry
By Euronews
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

83 suspects have been identified along with possible links to 98 football clubs as British police probe historical cases of alleged child abuse.


British police investigating claims of widespread child sex abuse in football dating back decades said on Friday they had identified 83 suspects and possible links to 98 clubs.

They say officers are looking into hundreds of cases after a helpline was set up by a children’s charity.

The inquiry has been steadily expanding since a former player, Andy Woodward, complained he had been abused as a boy by a youth team coach.

Several former professionals are among those who’ve now come forward. The vast majority are male; the alleged offences happened when the players were aged between seven and 20.

Chelsea have apologised to a former player after paying him to keep quiet about abuse he suffered.

The potential victims include at least two ex-English internationals but the investigation covers clubs at all levels, involving police forces all over the country.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Euro 2024: 'England wouldn't be into the final without migrants' says new UK campaign

WATCH: The giant yellow pumpkin of London, Yayoi Kusama's latest masterpiece

Four people to know in UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer's new cabinet