Former Newcastle United youth coach George Ormond has today been charged with 29 sex offences.

Ormond, 61 is alleged to have committed the offences between 1973 and 1998.

He is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on 9 June 2017.

Northumbria Police confirmed that the charges followed an investigation into “non-recent child sexual abuse in the sporting community”

Football clubs have a duty of care towards the children who play for them and the law states that a club must provide a safe environment at all times. Any breaches in this can lead to compensation claims being made against them.

Abuse claims can come in the form of physical, emotional  or sexual abuse.

Even if the abuse happened many years ago, a claim for historic child abuse in football can still be made. The effects of abuse during childhood never truly go away but pursuing a claim can often bring a sense of closure for victims.

Here at Farleys Solicitors we act for many victims who have been abused in football and have a specialist and dedicated abuse team.  For a confidential discussion please call 0330 134 6430 or send your enquiry through our email.