Charlton Athletic FC launches internal investigation over allegation of historical sexual abuse of former youth player

Charlton Athletic FC investigation over sexual abuse. Credit: PA

Charlton Athletic Football Club have launched an internal investigation over an allegation of historical sexual abuse.

Ex-Charlton Athletic player Russell Davy, now 50, has alleged that he was abused by talent scout Eddie Heath.

Mr Davy told the Mirror Heath ruined his career and sent his life into a spiral of drink, crime and drugs.

Charlton Athletic have issued a statement saying they are taking the allegations seriously.