Operation Hydrant Facts and Figures In May 2015, the National Police Chiefs’ Council announced they were amalgamating many cases of ‘historic’ sexual abuse being investigated by different forces under one large collective called Operation Hydrant. Operation Hydrant was set up when it became apparent that Forces around the country were investigating a significant number of… Continue reading OPERATION HYDRANT: Overarching investigation in to abuse
FOOTBALL’S SHAME Last night another football club announced that it would be joining the abuse probe. This time it’s the turn of Queens Park Rangers FC and allegations of abuse surrounding former Youth Development coach, Chris Gieler. Daily Fail 5 Dec 2016 Does that name ring a bell? Well yes, it should do. Chris Gieler… Continue reading Chris Gieler – Queens Park Rangers FC
TIME FOR CELTIC TO GIVE UP IT’S SECRETS? Whilst updating my World of Sport Hall of Shame post I stumbled across a small mention of two men linked to Celtic FC youth football team and allegations of abuse, so I decided to look in to it. What I’ve read makes me very uncomfortable in so far as… Continue reading CELTIC’S SEEDY PAST
FIRST EVIDENCE OF A PAEDOPHILE RING IN YOUTH FOOTBALL? Today Jamie Forrester has come forward claiming that a former football coach, Frank Roper, raped a boy during a youth team tour in Thailand. Jamie also goes on to explain that Roper was involved with a notorious paedophile who was also running a youth team at… Continue reading FOOTBALL’S PAEDOPHILE RING?
(Updated 15 Dec 2016) As an increasing number of ex-professional footballers disclose that they were abused as children whilst training with professional footballing youth clubs, I’ve put together an A-Z list of those named and shamed sexual predators, plus a few mysteries. The quick-evolving stories of abuse of children in sport is definitely one to… Continue reading WORLD OF SPORT’S HALL OF SHAME