Former footballer from Gorleston and Wisbech manager Bryan Boggis appears in court over abuse charge
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A former professional footballer and manager has denied an allegation of gross indecency with a boy.
Bryan Boggis, 75, of Gorleston, appeared today at Cambridge Magistrates' Court and pleaded not guilty to gross decency with a boy under 14 between July 1968 and June 1970 in Cambridgeshire.
His case will now be heard by a jury at Cambridge Crown Court at a later date.
The allegation is linked to a Cambridgeshire police investigation into historic claims over abuse in football in the county.
Boggis, of Suffield Road, began playing for Gorleston as a 15-year-old.
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At 17 he was spotted by a scout and signed for Aston Villa. He went on to play for Crystal Palace before signing for Cambridge United as a right back.
He was manager for Wisbech Town from October 1967 to May 1970 and then Stevenage Athletic.
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After leaving football he became a pub licensee.