A FORMER Rangers youth scout is being investigated by police over historic sex abuse claims.

Ex-Ibrox starlet Darren Mixon claims Harry Dunn, now 84, got him drunk and tried to rape him aged 16 in his flat.

Darren, 49, of Edinburgh, said he looked at Dunn as an “uncle” before he was pinned down on a bed by the 25-stone coach.

Darren waived his right to anonymity to go public after contacting police over his claims — the most serious accusations so far of abuse in Scottish football against a suspect still alive.

Darren said scout Dunn, then 51, lured him to his Edinburgh city centre pad after a drunken “celebration” of his role at a youth tournament in Belgium.

He said: “I had at least six pints to drink and as I was only 16 and weighed less than ten stone I was very drunk. I saw the settee when we went in and assumed I’d be sleeping there and flaked out. After a bit Harry called out and said: ‘Just come through, you’ll be comfier in here’. It never crossed my mind I would be at risk. I thought of him as Uncle Harry.

“When I went to the bedroom, I don’t recall a slow build-up. He pushed me down on the bed and turned me face down. Eventually he gave up, turned me back round to face him and flopped on top of me.

“He must have been 25 stone — his belly was pinning me down and his shoulders and arms were holding my arms at my side.”

The alleged attack came after Darren scored the only goal against Anderlecht in the semi-finals of the tournament in 1984.

Dunn, 84, worked for Rangers, Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester City.

Police Scotland spokesman said they are probing a non-recent sexual offence reported on December 12.”

Rangers said they were unaware of specific allegations but will “co-operate fully” with Police Scotland.