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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

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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

Feb 24

Crewe fans’ forum a chance to put chairman on spot over Barry Bennell

Monday night’s event is called ‘Let’s Talk About Football’ but some Crewe fans will demand answers from the chairman, John Bowler, no matter what

Jan 30

Barry Bennell accused of smirking during sexual abuse trial

The Guardian

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

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 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 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.

May 10

Barry Bennell faces 21 more allegations of child sexual assault

Former football coach now accused of more than 40 offences between 1980 and 1991 and has previously denied 20 child sex offences

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

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 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.