Warwickshire Police investigating alleged sexual abuse in football

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Warwickshire Police have confirmed that they are investigating alleged non-recent child sexual abuse in football.

Superintendent Alison Davies said: “We are in contact with Operation Hydrant to ensure any response to allegations is coordinated and any contact made with us is being referred to them.  

“A full, thorough and impartial investigation is now underway and the welfare of those who come forward to report offences is our utmost priority, we will do all we can to ensure they are fully supported.

“I would also like to appeal to anyone who has been affected by similar offences to come forward to police.  Reports of sexual offences are taken seriously irrespective of when they took place and anyone who makes a report will be treated in a sensitive manner. ”

Anyone who has any further information relating to any similar offences is also asked to contact police on 101.

Warwickshire Police are unable to confirm the number of reports or referrals received as these are currently being collated by Operation Hydrant.