A fifth police force have launched an investigation into allegations of historic sexual abuse in youth football.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) joined the Metropolitan Police and the FA in investigating the growing scandal, which was sparked when an ex-player spoke out about the abuse he suffered at the hands of convicted paedophile Barry Bennell.
Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford from GMP, said: “We are co-ordinating our investigation with forces nationally and with Operation Hydrant, the national co-ordination hub for historic child abuse investigations concerning persons of public prominence.
“I would encourage anyone who was a victim of sexual or physical abuse to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible.
"I completely understand that for many people, making disclosures about such traumatic events can be difficult but we will offer advice and support throughout.
“For those who do want to come forward please call police on 101.”
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