Tyne & Wear

John Marshall charged in football sex abuse probe

A man has been charged with child sex offences by officers investigating historic abuse in football.

John Marshall, from North Tyneside, has been charged with eight offences of indecent assault alleged to have been committed between 1980 and 1982.

The 69-year-old, of Elmsford Grove, Longbenton, will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on 14 June.

He is the second person to be charged as part of Northumbria Police's Operation Tide.

The investigation covers allegations of child abuse at football clubs in the North East.

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