The number of suspects in the UK-wide football child abuse scandal has reached 155, the National Police Chiefs' Council has announced.
Police say there are now 429 potential victims, some as young as four at the time of the alleged offence, and 148 clubs are now involved.
Separate figures show the number of historical child abuse suspects across all walks of life stands at 3,469.
This is more than double the figure of 18 months earlier.
The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) set up Operation Hydrant to oversee investigations of "non-recent" child sex abuse within institutions or by people of public prominence.
The spotlight has fallen on abuse in football since a a number of former footballers came forward publicly to tell their stories and the number of suspects has almost doubled in a fortnight.
The latest figures from the NPCC show there have been 819 referrals from police forces and a special helpline set up for victims of abuse in football.
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