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Ex-Celtic coach Jim McCafferty charged with sexual activity with a child

Former Celtic coach Jim McCafferty has been charged with sexual activity with a child.

Mr McCafferty who was a youth coach for Celtic, Hibs and Falkirk is now living in south Belfast. He was on Tuesday evening after presenting himself at a police station in Belfast.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday morning charged with one count of sexual activity with a child on a date between 2013 and 2014.

Detective Superintendent Deirdre Bones, from the PSNI’s Public Protection Branch, said earlier: "A 71-year-old male has been arrested by detectives after presenting himself at a station in Belfast. He was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences against children in Northern Ireland.

"He is currently helping police with their enquiries."

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