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Ex-football coach jailed got indecently assaulting two boys

Posted on: September 26, 2017

Paul Whelan aged 57 from Lancashire has been sentenced to three years, three months in prison at Preston Crown Court. Whelan, who is an ex-football coach, admitted two indecent assaults against one boy and one against another. The offences took place at two different junior teams in the mid-1970s and mid-1990s. The force said Whelan sexually abused a boy, aged…

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David Eatock Speaks Out

Posted on: December 1, 2016

David Eatock aged 40 has become the latest footballer to file a complaint to the police to say that he was abused by former Newcastle United youth coach George Ormond. David Eatock told the BBC that he had been groomed by Ormond between the ages of 18 and 21 and that the abuse led to him leaving the club as…

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Hundreds Call Police re Football Abuse

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Police chiefs have reported that 350 victims have reported child sexual abuse within football clubs in the UK. The National Police Chiefs’ Council said a “significant number of calls” were made to forces after several former players waived their anonymity and made publicly made allegations of abuse against coaches. Warwickshire Police announced today that it is the 16th force to…

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Bennell worked at Derbyshire Kids Home

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Barry Bennell, the paedophile football coach who abused many promising young footballers during his career as a top coach, spent two years as a care work at a children’s home in Derbyshire. It has been reported that Bennell was employed at Taxal Edge Residential School in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire between November 1979 and July 1981. Police are now also investigating…

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Football abuse investigation launched

Posted on: November 28, 2016

An independent investigation has been launched by the Football Association to conduct an internal review after former players came forward with allegations of abuse. The review will be chaired by an independent QC. Kate Gallafent QC will seek to establish how much information was available at the time about the alleged activities of Barry Bennell, the convicted paedophile at the…

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