Investigation into child abuse in football

North Wales Police has become the latest force to confirm it is investigating alleged historical child abuse in youth football.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Williams said: “I can confirm that we are in receipt of a number of reports of non-recent sexual abuse within a football setting. We are currently working with the national centre, Operation Hydrant, to ensure our response is coordinated and efficient; the people who have courageously reported what happened to them are central in our considerations in this regard. I would encourage anyone who has been the victim of child sexual abuse, or anyone with any information in this respect, to report it to the police. They will be listened to, taken seriously and a thorough investigation will take place."