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Traumatised investigators given counselling over horrors of English sex-abuse case

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October 17 – Members of the legal team looking into historic sexual abuse in English football have undertaken counselling such has been the harrowing nature of their inquiry, according to UK media reports. 

The sheer scale of the task also means a final report will not now be completed until Easter next year at the earliest, several months later than originally planned.

The investigation is looking into anything involving any club affiliated to the English FA, with those involved sifting through a huge amount of potential evidence.

According to the BBC, investigators have sifted through 1,266 boxes in the FA archives – each containing up to 1,000 pages – as part of the search for relevant documents,  with another 2,092 boxes yet to be reviewed

Police revealed at the end of June that 741 alleged victims had come forward and 276 suspects had been identified.

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