Abuse in sport – a further update

Last year, Bob Higgins, a former youth football coach was found guilty of one count of indecent assault against a trainee and found not guilty of another similar offence.  The jury was unable to reach verdicts on 48 other counts of indecent assault and the matter was sent for a retrial.

Higgins has now been found guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault, mostly involving trainees at Southampton and Peterborough United between 1971 and 1996.  He was cleared of five counts of similar offences and the jury failed to reach a decision on a further count.

He has yet to be sentenced.

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