Glasgow & West Scotland

Former hammer thrower Chris Black arrested over sex offences

Scotland's former Olympic hammer thrower Chris Black has been arrested and charged in connection with alleged sexual offences.

The 68-year-old was suspended from coaching by UK Athletics last year.

This was pending an investigation into a "welfare issue".

Black is a former Scottish record holder in the hammer. He represented Britain at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, and then at the following Games in 1980 in Moscow.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "A 68-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with alleged sexual offences.

"A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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