Sexual abuse in football

Operation Hydrant, the police investigation into sexual abuse, has published information on reports of abuse in football.

It reports over 300 clubs from the premiership to amateur leagues are involved in the enquiry.

Over 560 victims have come forward and more than 250 suspects have now been identified.

In addition to the referrals for sexual abuse into football 25 cases have come from other sports including rugby, gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, wrestling, golf, sailing, athletics, cricket and swimming. 95 % of the referals have been from males aged 4 to 20.

The full report from Operation Hydrant can be read here.

It has also been reported by Sky Sports

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