Man, 81, held in Scotland over sexual abuse in youth football

An 81-year-old man has been charged by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.

Sky Sports states The man, understood to be former Celtic Boys Club official Frank Cairney, is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “An 81-year-old man has been detained and charged in connection with non-recent sexual offences.”

The sport has been hit by claims from former players across the UK that they were abused by people in positions of authority.

Police Scotland launched a major inquiry into non-recent child abuse in youth football at the end of last year.

A number of professional clubs have started internal investigations, while the SFA has set up an independent review into allegations across the game in Scotland.

Story courtesy of Sky Sport and Police Scotland