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Courts await file in case of soccer coach on sex charge

By Michael McHugh

A full file has not yet been received on a former Celtic youth coach and kitman charged with a child sex offence, a prosecutor said.

Jim McCafferty (70) was involved in football in Scotland and Ireland from the 1980s and was arrested in Belfast last month by the PSNI after walking into a police station.

He was charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child in Northern Ireland aged 13-16 between December 2011 and December 2014 and appeared yesterday before Belfast's city centre Laganside Courthouse via video link from prison, where he is currently being held for his own safety.

A Public Prosecution Service (PPS) lawyer said: "A full file has been requested and is still outstanding."

He was remanded in custody to reappear before the same court on January 16.

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