Former football coach Barry Bennell faces further child sex charges

A former football coach with links to Derbyshire has today (Thursday) been charged with further sexual offences.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 2:41 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:00 am
He will appear in court via a videolink on Monday.

Barry Bennell, 63, has been charged with four counts of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 to 12 years.

On Tuesday, Bennell was charged with eight counts of non-recent child sexual abuse - five counts of buggery with a boy aged under 16; two counts of indecent assault on a boy aged under 15 and indecent assault on a boy under 16.

He will appear via video link at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 13 in relation to these charges.

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Bennell, who was once employed at a children's home in Derbyshire, has previously pleaded not guilty to eight charges of sexual assault against a boy under 16.

The former youth coach at Crewe Alexandra, who lives in Milton Keynes, denied the eight counts when he appeared at Chester Crown Court in January.

The abuse is alleged to have taken place between 1981 and 1987.