Former football coach who crashed car before abuse trial 'took his own life'

Michael ‘Kit’ Carson crashed into tree on first day of trial for sex abuse charges involving 11 boysProfile: a football star-maker with a dark history of abuseA former youth football coach and scout whose car crashed into a tree on the day...

Former football coach who crashed car before abuse trial 'took his own life'

Michael ‘Kit’ Carson crashed into tree on first day of trial for sex abuse charges involving 11 boys

A former youth football coach and scout whose car crashed into a tree on the day he was due to go on trial on historical sex abuse charges took his own life, a coroner has concluded.

Michael “Kit” Carson, 75, had denied 12 counts of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The allegations involved 11 boys under the age of 16 between 1978 and 2009.

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