Man arrested in UK over alleged football abuse

The man was arrested on "suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault"

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UK police investigating historical allegations of abuse related to football in Cambridgeshire have arrested a man.

The man - who is in his 70s and from Cambridge - was arrested on "suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault", police say.

He is currently in police custody.

Detectives arrested the man on Friday morning in relation to historical sex abuse claims that have come to light in the last number of months.

"Officers are working closely with partners, including the Football Association, the local children's safeguarding boards for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge and Peterborough United the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and Cambridgeshire county and Peterborough city councils," Cambridge police said in a statement on Friday.