Soham man found not guilty of abusing a young football player in the 1960s

PUBLISHED: 14:38 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:38 19 December 2017

Cooper found not guilty of historic sexual abuse charges of a young footballer in a trial at Cambridge Crown Court PHOTO: Terry Harris

Cooper found not guilty of historic sexual abuse charges of a young footballer in a trial at Cambridge Crown Court PHOTO: Terry Harris

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A former football coach from Soham has been found not guilty of indecently assaulting a young player.

Eric Cooper, 82, worked as a coach in Cambridgeshire in the 1960s.

A jury at Cambridge Crown Court found Mr Cooper, of The Shade, not guilty of two charges of indecently assaulting a boy under the age of 14 between 1967 and 1970.

The former Soham United player, also involved with Ely Crusaders, was arrested in January as part of a police probe into football abuse allegations.

The charges related to one boy.


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