Former Saints coach, Bob Higgins trial date set for child sex abuse claims

Bob Higgins, 64, of Litchfield Road, Southampton, appeared at Winchester Crown Court charged with 61 counts of indecent assault against 23 boys, all aged under 17, an amended indictiment will be filed with the court.

The alleged offences took place between 1970 and 1996.

Mr Higgins did not enter a plea but a provisional trial date has been set for 9 April 2018 with a time estimate of 6-8 weeks.

Verisona Law have specific expertise in dealing with child abuse claims/sexual abuse claims and have ongoing claims against the FA and football clubs.

If you were subject to child abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.

Below is a selection of organisations/instutions/bodies we are frequently instructed to pursue.


  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.


  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

  • Football trainers, judo teachers, dance instructors, swimming instructors, holiday activity centres, nurseries, youth clubs.

Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.


  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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