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Former football coach charged with historic sexual offences

A former Newcastle United youth coach has been charged with 29 offences relating to historic child sexual abuse.

By Jon Francis | Published: 19th May 2017 News Updates

It follows Operation Tide, Northumbria Police's investigation into non-recent child sexual abuse in the sporting community.

George Ormond has been charged with 29 counts between 1973 and 1998.

He is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Friday, June 9.

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."