Cambridge Man Dies Before Trial

8 January 2019, 11:39 | Updated: 8 January 2019, 11:43

Cambs Police

A former youth football coach from Cambridge, due to stand trial for the sexual abuse of boys under the age of 16, has died.

He died following a single-vehicle crash on the A1303 at Bottisham on the 7th January, police confirmed.

75 year old Michael Carson of St Bartholomew’s Court in Cambridge, was driving his red Mazda 3 at about 9.45am when it left the road and crashed into a tree.

Emergency services attempted to save Mr Carson’s life but he was declared dead at the scene a short time later.

No other vehicle or person was involved in the collision.

The 75 year old had denied 13 allegations involving 11 under-16s dating back to between 1978 and 2009.

The victims have been informed and efforts are being made to contact all the witnesses.
Anyone who saw the collision or has dash cam footage should call 101, quoting incident 100 of 7 January.