Former footballer from Gorleston and Wisbech manager Bryan Boggis appears in court over abuse charge

Bryan Boggis from Gorleston. He is seen holding the Olympic Torch ahead of a Legends team at Cambrid

Bryan Boggis from Gorleston. He is seen holding the Olympic Torch ahead of a Legends team at Cambridge United. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

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.

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