The former football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with eight further counts of non-recent child sexual abuse following an investigation by Cheshire Police, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.
Barry Bennell, the former Crewe Alexandra youth-team coach, has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with sexual assaults against a boy in the 1980s. He is scheduled to appear at Chester crown court on 11 January.
Greater Manchester police has become the latest force to launch an investigation into the sexual abuse of young footballers after it was contacted by a number of people who said they had suffered assaults.
The paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been taken to hospital after police responded to a “fear for welfare incident” at an address in Stevenage on Friday night, where he was found unconscious.
Steve Walters, a prodigiously talented midfielder, became Crewe Alexandra’s youngest debutant in 1988. Having read the account of club-mate Andy Woodward in the Guardian last week, he now feels empowered to tell his own harrowing story