Man says he only disclosed abuse decades later when suffering from severe depression

An alleged victim of sexual abuse by the former Newcastle football coach George Ormond broke down and wept at Ormond’s trial on Tuesday as he recalled the first time he ever told anybody about the abuse, almost 30 years later.

The man, now in his 50s, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the trial at Newcastle crown court that he first mentioned the abuse to a therapist, to whom he had been referred because he was suffering from severe depression, self-harming and suicidal thoughts.

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