Barry Bennell Charged With Further Sexual Offences

Barry Bennell, 66 was charged with 9 further child abuse sexual offences at the Warrington Magistrates Court on Monday 18 May 2020.

Bennell is currently serving a 31-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of 12 boys during the period of 1979 to 1991 whilst at Manchester Football Club, appeared at the hearing via video link from HMP Littlehey.

The 9 sexual offences relate to 2 complainants.  He has been charged with 1 count of buggery and 6 counts of indecent assault in relation to 1 complainant and 2 counts of buggery in relation to the 2nd. For legal reasons the complainants cannot be made.

Geoff Fryar, head of the complex casework unit of CPS Mersey Cheshire has said:

“The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Bennell, a former football coach, after reviewing a file of evidence from Cheshire Police relating to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse.”

Bennell has not entered a plea in relation to these charges and a plea and trial preparation hearing has not yet been listed.

Jordans Solicitors 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 is affected to report their complaint to the Police and contact us for assistance in pursuing a civil claim.


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