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Scotland's papers: Celtic conduct 'secret' sex abuse probe

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Image caption The Daily Record reports Celtic has been conducting a two-year investigation into child sex abuse involving former coaches at Celtic Boys Club. The development comes amid mounting criticism, most recently from two MSPs, about the club's response to the scandal.
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Image caption The Herald reports Celtic will break their silence over historic sex abuse allegations in the next 24-hours by revealing details of a club inquiry into the scandal. The paper reports the probe has been headed by senior officials, legal counsel and third parties and has been conducted in "complete secrecy".
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Express also leads with the Celtic Boys Club sex abuse scandal and reports Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell is expected to issue a statement on Saturday. The move follows the conviction of four former coaches in the last year with offences against children.
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Image caption The Daily Star also leads with the Celtic sex abuse scandal and reports the club has been conducting an internal investigation.
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Image caption The Scottish Sun leads with the conviction of the driver who killed 12-year-old schoolgirl Abbie McLaren in Motherwell. The paper reports the victim's father was a passenger in the car which killed his daughter.
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Image caption Liberal Democrat leadership contender Jo Swinson has vowed to fight for Scotland's place in the UK, reports The Scotsman. The paper also features a portrait of a D-Day veteran ahead of events to commemorate the 75th anniversary.
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Image caption The Times reports American President Donald Trump is set to meet Conservative leadership contender Boris Johnson during his state visit to the UK next week. The paper also reports retail tycoon Sir Philip Green has been charged with sexual misconduct in the US.
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Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail reports the allegations against Sir Philip Green in the US have been made by a Pilates teacher. The paper claims the businessman could face up to four months in jail if found guilty. He strenuously denies the allegations.
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Image caption The National reports the BBC is facing criticism over an SNP 'Euro election snub'. The paper claims senior figures from the corporation won't respond to party complaints about its 'omission from network news'.
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Image caption A woman left fighting for her life after being attacked by a convicted killer has been given a personal assurance by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that lessons will be learned from the case, reports the Dundee edition of The Courier. Linda McDonald has campaigned for a change in the law since she was assaulted in Templeton Woods by a man who was on day release from prison.
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Image caption The Aberdeen and Abderdeenshire edition of the Press and Journal leads with plans to transform a historic city landmark into a new bar and restaurant.

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