Sex claim coach ‘show no remorse’
A FORMER youth footballer abused by Barry Bennell has told a court the ex-coach showed no remorse.
A court heard that the 64-year-old entered guilty pleas to charges of abuse against the former Crewe Alexandra schoolboy player in 1997, but denies more serious allegations.
Bennell, who has since changed his name to Richard Jones ( above), appeared in Liverpool Crown Court via video-link on a screen which faced the witness box.
The complainant said: “Him, smirking on that screen, denying everything. He’s shown no remorse, ever.”
The court heard the victim told police in 1997 he had been abused by Bennell on about 20 occasions but estimated it was nearer 100 and added that Bennell had forced him to perform oral sex and had raped him.
Bennell denies indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery against 11 complainants between 1979 and 1990. THE Wars of the Roses weren’t called that. Sir Walter Scott invented the name four centuries after the conflict.