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A former football coach and scout Michael 'Kit' Carson killed in Bottisham car crash on day he was due to stand trial for sexual abuse




Former youth football coach and scout Michael "Kit" Carson, who was due to stand trial accused of the sexual abuse of boys aged under 16, who died in a single vehicle road traffic collision on Monday morning, Peterborough Crown Court has heard. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire (6386075)
Former youth football coach and scout Michael "Kit" Carson, who was due to stand trial accused of the sexual abuse of boys aged under 16, who died in a single vehicle road traffic collision on Monday morning, Peterborough Crown Court has heard. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire (6386075)

A former football coach and scout died in a car crash near Bottisham on the day he was due to stand trial for sexually abusing teenage boys.

Michael 'Kit' Carson, 75, of Cambridge, was driving his Mazda 3 when it left the road and crashed into a tree at about 9.45am yesterday on the A1303.

He died at the scene.

Carson was due to stand trial at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday on multiple sexual assault charges alleged to have happened between 1978 and 2009 involving boys under the age of 16.

File photo dated 17/04/18 of former youth football coach and scout Michael "Kit" Carson, who was due to stand trial accused of the sexual abuse of boys aged under 16, who died in a single vehicle road traffic collision on Monday morning, Peterborough Crown Court has heard. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 8, 2019. See PA story COURTS Football. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire (6389403)
File photo dated 17/04/18 of former youth football coach and scout Michael "Kit" Carson, who was due to stand trial accused of the sexual abuse of boys aged under 16, who died in a single vehicle road traffic collision on Monday morning, Peterborough Crown Court has heard. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 8, 2019. See PA story COURTS Football. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire (6389403)

He had been charged with 12 counts of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "Anyone who saw the collision or has dash cam footage should call 101, quoting incident 100 of 7 January."



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