Former Newcastle coach George Ormond charged with sexual offences

20 Mai, 2017, 00:16 | Author: Marie-Claire Cellier
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Former Newcastle youth team coach George Ormond has been charged with 29 counts of historical sexual offences, English prosecutors said on Friday.

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Ormond is the first person to be charged as part of Operation Tide, which was set up late previous year to look into allegations of child sex abuse at football clubs in the North East.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between 1973 and 1998.

Ormond was also a coach at the Montagu and North Fenham boys football club in Newcastle.

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The statement read: "In April the CPS received a file from Northumbria Police relating to allegations of non-recent sexual abuse". "Following consideration of the file, charges have been authorised against former football coach George Ormond in relation to 29 counts".

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best was quoted as saying: "Our specially trained officers have been supporting those who have taken the hugely fearless step of speaking to us".

"Our specially trained officers have been supporting those who have taken the hugely courageous step of speaking to us".

Anyone with any concerns or information about possible abuse, or has suffered abuse themselves, is asked to contact the Operation Tide team on 101 or contact the NSPCC helpline on 0800 023 2642.

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