Former football coach charged with child sex offence in Belfast

Jim McCafferty was involved in football in Northern Ireland and Scotland from the 1980s

Former football coach charged with child sex offence in Belfast

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A former football coach and Celtic kit man has been charged with a child sex offence.

Jim McCafferty, who was involved in football in Scotland and Northern Ireland from the 1980s, was arrested in Belfast after he walked into a police station.

The 71-year-old was charged with sexual activity with a child and is due before a district judge in Belfast this morning.

McCafferty was formerly a kit man at Celtic, Hibernian and Falkirk.

He now lives in Belfast.