Crewe were warned about Barry Bennell but he stayed on, says former board member

25 November 2016 07:24
• Hamilton Smith says he asked for a meeting to discuss Bennell• In 2001, he asked the FA to investigate the youth set-up at CreweCrewe Alexandra, the club most heavily implicated in the Barry Bennell case, were warned he had sexually abused one of his junior footballers but allowed the man who turned out to be a serial paedophile to stay at the club for a number of years, the Guardian has been told.Bennell was the subject of a top-level meeting in the late 1980s but was kept in his job despite the chairman at the time, Norman Rowlinson, recommending at one point that the club “get him out” because of growing suspicions about his behaviour. Related: Victims of sexual abuse speak out in week that truly shook football Related: Andy Woodward: ‘It was the softer, weaker boys he targeted’ Related: Former England footballer David White was sexually abused by Barry Bennell Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian