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Former Crewe coach due in court on child sex abuse charges

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Former Crewe Alexandra football coach Barry Bennell is due in court today on child sex abuse charges. The 63-year-old will appear via video-link at Chester Crown Court.

He now faces 20 charges of child sexual abuse, related to four complainants who were boys under the age of 16 at the time of the alleged offences. The incidents are all alleged to have taken place between 1980 and 1987.

The former Crewe Alexandra coach denied eight of the offences when he appeared in court in January.

He appeared via video-link at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court last week charged with the further 12 offences and was remanded in custody.