Former football coach Barry Bennell in custody over child sex charges

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FORMER Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell has been kept in custody after he was charged with child sex offences at South Cheshire Crown Court this morning.
Bennell, 62, has been charged with five accounts of indecent behavior towards young boys whilst he was Youth Team Coach at Crewe during the 1990s.
It has been ruled that Bennell will appear at Chester Crown Court on the 11th January as the inquest into football’s sex abuse scandal continues.

It was said in court earlier today that all of the alleged offences relate to the same victim, aged under 15, and that they were all reportedly carried out between 1981 and 1985.

Two of the alleged offences were said to have occurred in Furness Vale, Derbyshire, with another one at Butlins, whilst the others were said to have happened in Nantwich, Cheshire.

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