Ex-Hampshire FA chief found dead

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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.