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A former Celtic Boys Club manager indecently assaulted three young players while on duty, a sheriff determined today. Frank Cairney, 87, preyed on the teenage boys between July 1978 and June 1989.Cairney struck in the Celtic Park shower room and dressing room of the club's Barrowfield training ground.

The convicted sex offender also carried out his abuse on a team trip to Aviemore, Scottish Highlands, and in his car on numerous occasions.Cairney - who was installed in his role by club legend Jock Stein - received a three year sentence in 2019 for abusing seven boys over 20 years.

Further allegations emerged after three further victims contacted police in 2018 and 2019.Cairney, of Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, was due to stand trial charged with three indecent assaults.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard earlier this week that Cairney was unfit to stand trial and an examination of facts hearing was set in its place.Earlier hearings were told Cairney suffered from "health problems" including dementia.

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