Barry Bennell abused boys in remote ‘haunted house’, court told

Alleged victim tells jury that former Crewe Alexandra coach placed a severed sheep’s head in bed of young football team-mate

An alleged victim of Barry Bennell has told a jury he knew “there were hundreds out there” with similar stories and recounted one trip away with the former Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra coach when one of his young team-mates woke to find a severed sheep’s head in his bed.

Former footballer Chris Unsworth, 45, remembered by Bennell as “like a little teddy bear”, said he was eight or nine when the man he hoped would make him a professional player scouted him for Manchester City’s youth system and later took him to Crewe. Bennell allegedly started sexually abusing him while driving him to training.

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