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Police investigating child abuse in football receive over 140 new referrals

• Specialist unit looking into complaints involving more than 330 clubs
• Referrals relating to sports other than football reach a total of 27

The specialist police unit investigating child abuse in football has received more than 140 new referrals since publishing its last updated figures in June and is currently investigating complaints involving more than 330 clubs.

The figures released on Tuesday reveal that information forwarded by police forces to Operation Hydrant up to 28 September amount to 2,028 referrals, an increase of 142 on the previous figure at the end of June.

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