Cambridgeshire

Ex-football coach Eric Cooper cleared of indecent assault

Eric Cooper at Cambridge Crown Court on 31 May Image copyright Paperpix.uk
Image caption Eric Cooper is a former football coach in Cambridgeshire

A former football coach 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 found Mr Cooper, of The Shade, Soham, not guilty of two charges of indecently assaulting a boy under the age of 14.

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

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