Football coach Barry Bennell had three boys in bed at once, trial told

Complainant says none of boys reported alleged sexual abuse by ex-coach for fear of losing chance to play for Manchester City

A former junior footballer from Manchester City’s youth system cried as he told police he was sexually abused around 100 times by Barry Bennell, and often had to stay four in a bed with the man he believed would help him have a professional career.

In police interviews shown to Bennell’s trial at Liverpool crown court on Wednesday, the complainant said he used to stay with the former coach at least once a week, and sometimes up to four times a week during school holidays. He recalled how Bennell had up to three boys sharing a bed with him, as well as two bunk beds in the same room to accommodate others.

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