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Barry Bennell rushed to hospital after being found unconscious

The former coach was found not breathing at a hotel on Friday night. Credit: PA

Former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell, who is at the centre of the football abuse scandal, has been rushed to hospital after he was found unconscious in a hotel room.

The former coach, who was previously jailed for abusing young football players, was discovered at a hotel in Stevenage late on Friday night.

Bennell, 62, was taken to hospital where he remains. His condition is not known.

Police officers attended an address in Knebworth Park, Stevenage just before 11pm on Friday in connection with a fear for welfare incident.

A 62-year-old man was located and was taken to hospital in order to receive medical treatment, where he remains.

– Thames Valley Police spokesman

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