Former football coach charged with child sex offence in Belfast

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

BY Newstalk 07:27 Thursday 8 December 2016, 7:27 8 Dec 2016


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.

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