Victim’s courage praised
THE police officer who led the investigation into Bennell’s crimes has praised the victim’s courage in speaking out against him.
DC Alison Greenwood said: “The victim was too scared to tell anyone what had happened and has had to live with what happened to him for many years.
“He has found it difficult to come forward and it was only in recent times that he felt the courage to speak out and report what happened to him.
“I hope that the conclusion of this case today will help to bring some closure for him – and help him to rebuild his life.”