Barry Bennell Denies 20 Sex Offence Charges

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Former football coach Barry Bennell pleaded not guilty to 20 charges of historical child abuse yesterday at the Chester Crown Court. Bennell, 63, appeared via video link from prison. Bennell has already denied 8 offences but a further 12 charges have been added. He is charged with 14 counts of indecent assault, 5 counts of…

Six Men Deny Physical Abuse Allegations at Underley Hall School

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Six men charged with physical assaults of boys in their care at Underley Hall School deny charges at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday. The hearing lasted 40 minutes and each of the men entered not guilty pleas. The men were granted unconditional bail. Underley Hall School near Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria was a residential school for…

Southampton Football Club faces Sex Abuse Investigation

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Hampshire Police are investigating a serious complaint of abuse in relation to their ongoing inquiry about alleged abuse of youth players in football. A man is being questioned by the Police in relation to alleged abuse suffered at Southampton Football club in the 1980’s. The man who is 64 years old cannot be named. Hampshire…

The Offside Trust – Supporting Victims of Football Abuse

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A group of footballers who suffered abuse as youth players have set up a support organisation; The Offside Trust, which is an organisation whose aim is to support survivors and protect children from future abuse. The men hope that by talking openly about what has happened to them, they will help to achieve the aim…

Barry Bennell faces more Sexual Abuse Charges

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Barry Bennell, former coach of Crewe Alexandra has been charged with eight more counts of child sexual abuse relating to two boys who were at Crewe Alexandra between 1980 and 1987. In January he pleaded not guilty to eight sexual offences against one boy under the age of 16 between 1981 and 1986. The allegations…

The heir to the Greggs bakery chain convicted of abusing boys

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Colin Gregg, 75 from Gorsforth Newcastle is the heir to the Greggs bakery chain and has been found guilty of nine counts of indecent sex assault on boys aged between 10 and 14. Colin Gregg had denied indecently assaulting four boys while working as a teacher. The assaults date from the beginning of 1963. However…