Met Police investigating 255 football child abuse claims
The Metropolitan Police Service is investigating 255 separate allegations of non-recent sex abuse at football clubs in London.
The force said the allegations are connected to 77 clubs or teams.
The list includes all five London-based teams in the Premier League and three in the Championship.
Det Ch Supt Ivan Balhatchet said: "The Met takes all allegations seriously, and specialist officers will work through the information".
The scandal came to light after a number of former footballers came forward publicly to tell their stories.
Breakdown of clubs connected to allegations:
- Five in the Premier League
- Three Championship clubs
- Three clubs in Leagues One and Two
- Sixty-six other named clubs including non-league or non-professional or amateur teams
The National Police Chiefs Council revealed earlier this month it had received more than 1,000 referrals UK-wide.
A specialist NSPCC hotline is available 24 hours a day on 0800 0232642.