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Ex-Crewe coach Barry Bennell sexual abuse trial: 'He had this power over you'

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Alleged victim says Dario Gradi arranged for him to stay at Bennell’s house and describes arguments for ‘safer’ beds

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Jan 19

Ex-Crewe coach Barry Bennell sexual abuse trial: 'He had this power over you'

The Guardian

Alleged victim says Dario Gradi arranged for him to stay at Bennell’s house and describes arguments for ‘safer’ beds

Jan 10

Football coach Barry Bennell had three boys in bed at once, trial told

Complainant says he was sexually abused about 100 times but did not say anything for fear of losing his career

Jan 8

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell admits seven child sexual offences

Former Crewe Alexandra coach pleads guilty to indecent assaults before prosecution begins its case

Jun 20

Barry Bennell charged with 14 further counts of child sexual abuse

Barry Bennell, once regarded as one of football’s greatest talent-spotters, is now facing a total of 55 counts of sexual abuse against boys as young as 11.

Mar 22

Former football coach Barry Bennell denies 20 child sexual abuse offences

The Guardian

63-year-old pleads not guilty as he appears via videolink at Chester crown court

Mar 9

Barry Bennell charged with four further charges of historical child sexual abuse

CPS say charges against ex-football coach relate to one complainant and alleged offences took place between 1981 and 1982

Mar 7

Barry Bennell charged with eight further counts of non-recent child sexual abuse

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.

Jan 16

Barry Bennell: former football coach pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Former Crewe Alexandra coach denies seven counts of indecent assault between 1981 and 1986 on a boy and one count of attempted buggery

Jan 4

Former Crewe youth coach suspended by Football Association

Another former coach from Crewe Alexandra, described as a “long-standing club stalwart” because of his work with their youth-team players, has been suspended by the Football Association.

Dec 14

Former football coach Barry Bennell remanded on child sexual abuse charges

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.

Dec 14

Football coach Barry Bennell due in court over child sexual offences

Bennell, who is accused of eight historical crimes, is set to appear via videolink at South Cheshire magistrates court in Crewe

Nov 29

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell charged with eight sexual assault offences

Charges relate to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse of a boy under the age of 14

Nov 29

Crewe under fresh scrutiny after youth football ban on Barry Bennell emerges

The Guardian

Crewe Alexandra’s handling of the Barry Bennell affair is under new scrutiny after it emerged their former youth-team coach was so notorious he had been banned from attending fixtures in one of Manchester’s leading junior leagues.

Nov 28

Barry Bennell in hospital as police widen football sexual abuse inquiry

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.

Nov 28

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell in hospital after being found unconscious

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.

Nov 27

FA sets up review into child sex abuse in football after Barry Bennell claims

The Guardian

The Football Association has set up an internal review into what Crewe and Manchester City knew about Barry Bennell and allegations of child sexual abuse in football. The governing body will also investigate what information it was aware…

Nov 26

When I started talking to Barry Bennell’s victims, I had no idea how deep abuse ran in football

The 10 days since my raw interview with Andy Woodward have lifted the lid on a story that goes back decades

Nov 25

Crewe were warned about Barry Bennell but he stayed on, says former board member

Crewe Alexandra, the club most heavily implicated in the Barry Bennell case, were warned he had sexually abused one of his junior footballers but allowed the man who turned out to be a serial paedophile to stay at the club for a number of…

Nov 25

Football abuse: ‘I fought off Barry Bennell. Then he tried to destroy me’

The paedophile Barry Bennell tried to get into my bed when I was 13 but I hit him and told him to get off. When he realised he would not get his way he did everything he could to ruin my career

Nov 24

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi expresses sympathy for victims of Barry Bennell

Crewe Alexandra’s director of football and former manager Dario Gradi has issued a statement to express sympathy for the victims of the serial paedophile Barry Bennell, who abused players at the club.