Former Newcastle United coach charged with historic sex offences

A former Newcastle United coach has been charged with 29 historic sexual offences dating back more than 40 years, police have said.

George Ormond, 61, of Westwood View, Newton Abbot, Devon, will appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on June 9.

Northumbria Police said he has been charged with 29 counts of historic sexual offences between 1973 and 1998.

The force said it followed an investigation into "non-recent child sexual abuse in the sporting community".

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said: "Our investigations are continuing and we urge anyone who may have been a victim of abuse or has any information about suspected abuse within any sporting community to come forward and report it to us."

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


Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake town from Islamic State

Death toll from Sierra Leone mudslides nears 500

Finland honours stabbing victims as wounded suspect is questioned

Angela Merkel stands by her 2015 decision to open German borders


Lifestyle

The Islands of Ireland: Knight to remember on Clare Island

This is what it's like to search for a home in Dublin

How slowing down your travel can enhance your holiday

Remembering Joe Strummer's early visits to Ireland

More From The Irish Examiner