David Lean was told the CPS wouldn't pursue his complaint - three years before spate of allegations against Bennell erupted
Those who suffered at Bennell's hands say safeguarding has a made a difference - but if we think the scourge of sex abuse in football is behind us, we're horribly naive
Former footballer Andy Woodward hopes Barry Bennell will spend the rest of his life in prison for abusing young boys
Disgraced former football coach was found guilty of seven more counts of child sex abuse today
It is thought the amount of victims assaulted by Bennell could be more than 100
Prosecutor Nicholas Johnson QC claims Barry Bennell exploited children who would do anything to be a professional footballer
Bennell called some of the allegations from his first alleged victim 'impossible' yesterday
Prosecutors painted hellish picture of Bennell yesterday, claiming he used horror films and sheeps' heads to terrify children
Bennell denies 48 charges of serious sexual assault, attempted serious sexual assault and indecent assault.
Bennell, a former coach of Crewe Alexandra, is charged with 55 offences, including 42 counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of buggery and two counts of attempted buggery.
The 63-year-old will appear via videolink at Chester Crown Court today (Monday)
Barry Bennell has been charged with eight sexual assault offences, against a boy under the age of 14
Journalist Jim White told Julia that sex abusers had been aided by assumption that football was too manly for such problems
The force joins the FA and the Metropolitan Police in looking into the growing scandal in football
Bennell, a serial paedophile, has been accused of sexual abuse by a number of former players
Northumbria Police and Cheshire Police are investigating historical sex abuse allegations in football after a number of high-profile footballers revealed they were abused as youth players