Ex-Hampshire FA chief found dead

Pool pinched during raid

The former head of Hampshire Football Association, who was convicted of sexually abusing young boys, has been found dead.

Raymond Barnes, of Southampton, was found guilty a week ago of five historic charges of indecent assault and was due to be sentenced in January.

The 74-year-old's body was found in a car park in Western Esplanade, Southampton, yesterday. Hampshire police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner.

Barnes was convicted of five charges of indecent assault, which had taken place between 1964 and 1983.