Former Norwich City youth coach arrested as part of investigation into allegations of abuse in football

Police have made two arrests and seized drugs after being called to a property in Norwich. Picture:

Police have made two arrests and seized drugs after being called to a property in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A former Norwich City youth coach has been arrested on suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault.

Michael Sean Carson, known as Kit, was detained in Cambridge yesterday as part of an investigation into allegations of abuse in football.

During his time at Norwich in the 1980s and 1990s, Mr Carson brought through influential youngsters including Ruel Fox and Chris Sutton.

Cambridgeshire Police said the allegations dated from the 1970s to the mid-2000s, and were alleged to have happened in Cambridgeshire and across Europe.

Officers are investigating multiple offences against multiple victims.

A police spokesman said a man in his 70s remained in custody.

Officers are working with the Football Association, local children’s safeguarding boards and councils as part of their county-wide investigations.

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Mr Carson, who lives in Cambridge, spent 10 years at Norwich City. He left the club in 1993 to join Peterborough United, and was later appointed Cambridge United’s head of youth development in 2001.

? Anyone with concerns about the allegations should contact the police on 101 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

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