Wednesday, 14 December 2016


The offences were said to have taken place between 1981 and 1985 when the alleged victim was under the age of 15.


Former football coach Barry Bennell
Image Caption:The alleged offences by Bennell relate to one individual
Former football coach Barry Bennell has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with child sex offences.
The 62-year-old appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court in Crewe via video-link.
He is charged with five counts of indecent assault on a boy, two counts of inciting a boy to commit an act of gross indecency and one count of assault with intent to commit buggery.

Barry Bennell
Image Caption:Bennell in his coaching days
Bennell spoke in court only to confirm his name, date of birth and address, which was given as no fixed abode.
The former Crewe Alexandra coach sat with his arms crossed as the eight charges were read out.
One of the alleged offences, which all relate to the same victim, was said to have happened at a Butlins holiday camp.
Two were said to have occurred in Furness Vale, Derbyshire, while others were said to have happened in Nantwich, Cheshire.
The offences Bennell is charged with happened between 1981 and 1985, when the alleged victim was under the age of 15.
Bennell has been remanded in custody to appear at Chester Crown Court on 11 January.