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Sex abuse charge for ex-coach

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Former Newcastle youth coach George Ormond has been charged with 29 counts of sexual offences, allegedly committed between 1973 and 1988.

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

In a statement, Northumbria Police 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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