Norfolk Police investigate allegation over child abuse within football

Norfolk Constabulary are investigating an allegation into child abuse within football, it has emerge

Norfolk Constabulary are investigating an allegation into child abuse within football, it has emerged. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

Police officers in Norfolk are investigating an allegation about child abuse in football.

This afternoon a spokesman for the constabulary confirmed that they had received the claim, but they did not want to give any further details.

The spokesman said: 'Norfolk Constabulary can confirm they are investigating an allegation relating to child abuse within football. 'We are in the early stages of our investigation and cannot comment any further.'

It is understood the allegation was made either today or yesterday afternoon/evening.

The news comes on the day this newspaper reported the shock felt by Norwich City Academy coach Dean Greygoose, over the recent stories of sexual abuse encountered by former professional football players.

Mr Greygoose played for Crewe Alexandra's first-team at the same time as Andy Woodward and Steve Walters, who have both claimed they were sexually abused while playing in the club's youth team.

A former coach at the club, Barry Bennell, was yesterday charged with child sex offences.

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