Barry Bennell accused of smirking during sexual abuse trial

Former youth player accuses ex-football coach of showing no remorse over alleged rape

Barry Bennell has been accused of smirking during his trial on a day in which a court heard how the father of one alleged victim accosted the former Manchester City football coach over rumours of inappropriate behaviour with young players.

Bennell has admitted seven offences of sexual abuse but denies another 48 counts relating to 11 boys from 1979 to 1990. He appeared via video link at Liverpool crown court on Tuesday as the latest former player gave evidence, alleging he was raped seven to 10 times.

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