Barry Bennell attempted suicide after abusing boys, jury told

Court hears how one alleged victim of the ex-football coach felt ‘rigid with fear’

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Mar 2

Crewe reject calls for inquiry into Barry Bennell sexual abuse

Victims of football coach left ‘bitterly disappointed’ after club says it will not hold investigation

Jan 31

Neil Lennon 'walked in on me shortly after abuse by Barry Bennell'

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Ex-Celtic manager, then 19, was staying at digs when Bennell molested clubmate, court hears

Jan 30

Barry Bennell accused of smirking during sexual abuse trial

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Former youth player accuses ex-football coach of showing no remorse over alleged rape

Jan 23

Barry Bennell threatened boy who saw abuse, court told

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Witness says he walked in on Crewe coach fondling another boy in a changing room

Jan 19

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

Jan 16

Barry Bennell 'was God', says alleged sexual abuse victim

Man tells court Bennell gave Manchester City youth players football kit to win them over

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

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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

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 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 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 22

Second footballer reveals abuse by serial paedophile Barry Bennell

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