Barry Bennell trial: Defence offers no evidence


Barristers for the former football coach say they will not call any witnesses or offer any evidence.

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Apr 10

Bennell to appeal child abuse sentence


The ex-football coach is to challenge the sentence he received for 50 counts of child sexual abuse.

Feb 19

'Devil incarnate' football abuser jailed


Ex-football coach Barry Bennell is sentenced for 50 counts of child sexual abuse.

Feb 19

Barry Bennell: A mother's horror at son's sexual abuse


A mother describes her horror at finding out her son was raped by the paedophile football coach.

Feb 13

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell guilty of sex abuse


Barry Bennell is convicted of dozens of offences against boys playing for youth teams in the 1980s.

Feb 5

Barry Bennell trial: Ex-coach an 'industrial scale child molester'


A court hears the closing speeches at trial of the former football coach, who denies the allegations.

Jan 23

Barry Bennell trial: Coach 'used Darth Vader grip' on witness


He was pinned to the wall after he interrupted the former coach abusing a boy, a court hears.

Jan 18

Barry Bennell trial: Coach 'threatened victim's career'


A jury is told the former youth football coach said in a letter that "trouble-causers don't go far"

Jan 15

Barry Bennell: Ex-coach 'told me his cancer was payback'


A court hears the ex-football coach told an alleged victim over Facebook his illness was "payback".

Jan 11

Barry Bennell trial: Coach 'abused me on way to games'


A court hears Chris Unsworth was abused when coach gave him lifts to training.

Jan 10

Barry Bennell trial: Boys had 'untold rule not to report abuse'


A witness says he believed Barry Bennell could turn him into a professional footballer.

Jan 9

Barry Bennell: Ex-coach had 'unfettered access' to boys


Boys dreaming of a life in professional football were abused by coach Barry Bennell, a jury is told.

Jan 8

Barry Bennell: Ex-football coach admits seven child sex offences


Barry Bennell pleads guilty to child abuse charges between 1988 and 1991.

Jul 21

Ex-football coach Bennell sex abuse trial date set

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The ex-football coach is charged with 55 alleged child sexual offences dating back to 1979.

May 9

Former football coach Bennell charged with more sex offences

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The 63-year-old former coach at Crewe Alexandra is accused of a total of 41 sex abuse offences

Mar 7

Ex-football coach faces sex abuse charges


Barry Bennell, who worked at Crewe in the 1980s and 1990s, faces eight more charges relating to boys.

Jan 16

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell denies sex assault charges

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Barry Bennell pleads not guilty to eight charges of historical sex abuse of a boy aged under 16.

Dec 14

Coach Bennell remanded on sex charges

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Former football coach Barry Bennell, accused of child sex offences, is remanded in custody.

Dec 5

Youth football coach in child sex claims


A former youth football coach and top-flight assistant referee is accused of a catalogue of child sex offences in Scotland.

Nov 29

Former football coach Bennell charged with sex offences


Former football coach Barry Bennell is charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy under 14, say prosecutors.

Nov 26

Football sex abuse: Crewe 'knew of claims against Barry Bennell'

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Crewe Alexandra were aware of abuse allegations against youth coach Barry Bennell, a former director says.