1. National

FA chairman: Football asleep to issue of child sex abuse in 1990s

FA chairman Greg Clarke said football - and society as a whole - had a "total unawareness" of safeguarding children in the 1990s.

Speaking as police forces around the country investigate historical allegations from more than 20 former players said the sport and other institutions were "sleepwalking" rather than dealing with the problem.

Eight police forces are now looking into allegations of historical abuse in football.

There have been 250 reports made to police and more than 50 calls were made to an NSPCC hotline set up for sexual abuse victims in football in the initial hours of opening.

View all 38 updates ›

Cambridgeshire Police probe 'multiple' abuse allegations

Police were alerted to the allegations from the NSPCC. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire Police have become the latest force to confirm they are investigating "multiple" allegations of abuse related to football.

They said they were reacting to allegations received by the NSPCC, who launched a dedicated hotline for sexual abuse victims earlier this month.

A spokesperson said: "We have received multiple historical allegations from the NSPCC of abuse related to football in Cambridgeshire.

"The inquiries were received recently (the weekend of 26/27th) and are being looked into."

More on this story