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Former Newcastle coach charged over historic sex abuse allegations

Press Association logoPress Association 19/05/2017 By Matt Slater, Press Association Chief Sports Reporter

Former Newcastle coach George Ormond has been charged over historic sex abuse allegations: St James' Park File Photo © PA WIRE St James' Park File Photo Northumbria Police have charged former Newcastle youth team coach George Ormond with 29 counts of sexual offences between 1973 and 1988.

The 61-year-old, who lives in Newton Abbot, is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Friday, June 9. 

In a statement, assistant chief constable Darren Best said: "We have had a dedicated team investigating allegations of non-recent child abuse within the sporting community since December last year.

"Our specially-trained officers have been supporting those who have taken the hugely brave step of speaking to us. Our investigations are continuing and we urge anyone who may have been a victim of abuse or has any information about suspected abuse within any sporting community to come forward and report it to us."

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