Former youth football coach, 77, is extradited from Vietnam to face child sex abuse allegations in Scotland
A former youth football coach has been extradited from Vietnam and flown back to the UK as part of an investigation into historic child sex abuse crimes.
Kenneth Divers, 77, was arrested on an international warrant by Vietnamese officials with the support of the National Crime Agency in the city of Hoi An on January 18.
He is being flown back to Scotland in connection with historic child sex abuse offences.
Kenneth Divers, 77, was arrested on an international warrant in the city of Hoi An on January 18
It is understood he worked as a teacher at a secondary school.
Divers was due to fly into London Heathrow and driven north by Police Scotland officers.
He is set to appear at Scotland’s Paisley Sheriff Court in the coming days, sources told the Daily Record, who said Police Scotland confirmed that Divers is now in custody.
Authorities in the South East Asian country said there is no suggestion he will be questioned over offences in Vietnam and the investigation centres around Scotland in the 1960s and 1970s.
Scottish and European arrest warrants were issued in 2016 after he was accused of carrying out a string of sex assaults on young boys.
The ex youth football coach was brought back to the UK and taken into custody in Scotland
Detective Superintendent Alan Henderson said: ‘We are grateful to the authorities in Vietnam and our colleagues at the National Crime Agency for their assistance with this matter.’
Colonel Nguyễn Hà Lai, deputy chief of Quảng Nam police, added: ‘We handed over Kenneth Divers to the British police at 3pm on January 19 at the *à N*ng airport.
‘Through Interpol Vietnam, they sent their thanks to the police of Qu*ng Nam Province and H*i An City for their collaboration in arresting the individual.’