Crewe claim they did not arrange for boys to stay with Barry Bennell

19 March 2019 07:00
• Crewe bring in lawyers used by Catholic church in abuse case• Club say victims’ long silence means case should be thrown outCrewe Alexandra are taking on Barry Bennell’s victims in the high court by claiming it was the parents, not the club, who let boys stay overnight with the man who has been described as “an industrial-scale child molester” and is serving a 31-year prison sentence.Crewe, the Guardian can reveal, have also begun preparing for a number of civil claims by bringing in specialist lawyers – appointed on behalf of the club by the Football League’s insurers – who have defended a child sex abuse claim relating to the Roman Catholic church. Related: Crewe under fire after telling Bennell victim he waited too long to report abuse Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian