Yesterday Barry Bennell was charged with a further 21 counts of child sex offences.

Bennell aged 63 was the former coach of Manchester City, Stoke City, Crewe Alexander and junior teams in the Midlands and North West England.

The Criminal Prosecution Service advised Bennell that, “ he has been charged with 21 counts of non recent sexual assault on boys aged between 14 and 16 years of age. These are 18 counts of indecent assault, 2 counts of buggery and 1 count of attempted buggery.”

These charges against Bennell relate to 8 male complainants and took place between 1980 and 1991. Bennell will answer these charges by video link on the 17th May 2017 at the South Cheshire Magistrates Court.

Bennell has been charged with 41 offences relating to 8 male victims and took place between 1980 and 1991. He will appear at Chester Crown Court on the 3rd July 2017 in relation to 20 counts of non recent sexual assaults he was already facing. He has denied these charges.

We represent individuals who have been abused as children or teenagers when attending clubs and organisations, including Manchester City Football Club. When a person is employed or given the responsibility for teaching, coaching or leading others by an organisation or a local authority and that person abuses their position and commits an act of assault or abuse a claim may be possible. We would urge anyone who would like assistance in pursuing a civil claim to contact us.

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