Charges of sexual grooming against UEA graduate Glenn Wheeler were dropped ahead of his scheduled appearance in court yesterday.

Mr Wheeler, aged 21 from Colchester, was due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on January 23rd, but the case against him has been discontinued. A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed this, stating that: “The decision was made following a review of the evidence in the case.”

Mr Wheeler had been accused of grooming offences alleged to have taken place in Norfolk between April and October of 2016, during which time he was an undergraduate student at the University of East Anglia.

Mr Wheeler commentated for academy matches at Norwich City Football Club on a voluntary basis. His last involvement with the club was in March 2016.