Ex-football coach Barry Bennell in court over sex abuse charges

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has appeared in court charged with 12 historical child sexual abuse offences.

The 63-year-old appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court in Crewe via video link from prison and spoke only to confirm his details.

The ex-youth coach at Crewe Alexandra is accused of seven counts of indecent assault and five counts of serious sexual assault.

In January, Mr Bennell pleaded not guilty to eight other sexual

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