Another one hundred football clubs have been named in Operation Hydrant, the police investigation looking at cases of sex abuse in football, an increase of nearly 60%.on the December 21 2016 figure of 148 clubs. Also up is the number of victims, from 429 on December 21 to 526 on Jan 13, an increase of nearly 23%, and the number of suspects, up from 155 to 184. According to the NSPCC the figures span all tiers of football.

Although some of the abuses took place in other sports the majority were connected with football clubs, with such as Queens Park Rangers, Leyton Orient, Charlton and Millwall being named, along with London Premier League club Chelsea.

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