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Motherwell latest club to instigate abuse probe

By Paul Ward

Motherwell has become the latest Scottish football club to launch an internal investigation into potential child sex abuse at Fir Park.

Directors of the North Lanarkshire club started work to "ascertain whether it is possible any such incidents could have occurred at the club in the past" in light of recent Press coverage around the UK.

A forensic accountant is now being brought in to examine employment records.

Police Scotland and the Scottish Football Association (SFA) have been made aware of the move.

The club said "all information collated to date has been passed to the relevant authorities".

It comes after a Scottish National Party MSP called on the SFA to launch a full-scale inquiry into allegations of historical sexual abuse at Scottish football clubs.

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