John Carver tells trial of former coach George Ormond: ‘I needed to digest’ allegations

A former Newcastle United manager did not take immediate action when he was told that sexual abuse allegations had been made against the club’s then coaching assistant George Ormond, a court has heard.

John Carver, Newcastle’s manager from January to May 2015, was in the late 1990s a senior coach in the club’s youth system when a physiotherapist, Paul Ferris, told him that the former Newcastle player Derek Bell had made the allegations against Ormond.

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