Alleged victims of former football coach Barry Bennell give evidence at trial

Enda Brady has been following developments of Barry Bennell's trial at Liverpool Crown Court

A football coach had a "power hold" that allowed him to abuse young boys who dreamt of being professional players, one of his alleged victims told Liverpool crown court.

Bennell, who is appearing in court via video-link due to illness, denies 48 counts of child sex abuse.

Giving evidence in court, Mr Unsworth said he was a junior footballer playing for his local club when he first met Mr Bennell, who at the time worked as a scout for Manchester City.

"He would move his hands around your body on the outside of your clothes, tickle you, and you would have to do the same to him", he said.

"Every boy just dreamed of being a footballer, so everybody wanted to please him".

Mr Unsworth, who waived his anonymity, when he appeared on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show in November 2016 to discuss his alleged abuse, said Bennell would end up in bed in the middle of two boys.

Following a break for lunch the alleged victim was cross-examined while sitting behind a screen, with talkRADIO reporter Alex Dibble saying there was some "definite tension" between him and the defence. You was hoping he would not ask you'.

Abuse also took place at a property the boys called "the haunted house", where Bennell would show the 11 and 12-year-olds horror movies before sexually assaulting them, jurors heard.

Abuse also took place at Bennell's then home in the Peak District, the complainant said, which contained a pool table, a fruit machine, a jukebox and sports equipment "everywhere", the court heard.

He said Mr Bennell's interest in him eventually "fizzled out", adding: "As soon as you started turning up with pubic hair you were past your sell-by date and you were gone".

Trump blasts Democrats over immigration as feds resume DACA renewals
He said Democrats "don't really want [DACA]", but just want to take "desperately needed money away" from the military . The debate over DACA's fate came as lawmakers were forced to answer questions about whether Trump is racist.

Africa calls Trump racist after 'shithole' remark
In the event that you had any lingering doubts that President Donald Trump is a racist, it's time to throw away that uncertainty. President , are you a racist?' asked American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan on Friday.

Aziz Ansari accused of sexual misconduct
The entertainment website said the woman told Ansari to slow down, but he continued and then performed oral sex on her . Following the uncomfortable foreplay situation, Grace says she went to wash up and collected herself.

The man told the court he then made contact with Woodward.

"The first time I will never forget it, " he said.

During questioning by Eleanor Laws, defending Bennell, the complainant said he was not testifying to get compensation, but because "this is about justice".

A transcript of a police interview with Mr Bennell in February previous year was read to the court, which included a denial that he had abused Mr Unsworth.

The player said he was abused "tens of tens if not 100" times by Bennell mainly in his fl at above a video shop.

He said he remembered the complainant was "nice looking", but said he was not one of the boys he had abused.

"I would look out for lads that were possible victims", Bennell told the police.

The seven offences Bennell has admitted relate to three victims and happened between 1981 and 1991, when they were aged between 11 and 14.

The trial, which is expected to last eight weeks, continues on Thursday.

Related News:

  • Kuwait- Turkish Army launches heavy strikes on Syrian-Kurdish locations in Aleppo

    Kuwait- Turkish Army launches heavy strikes on Syrian-Kurdish locations in Aleppo

    The Syrian government in Damascus has declared the United States an illegal occupation force and its SDF allies as "traitors". A YPG spokesman in Afrin said there had been clashes on Sunday between his unit and Turkish troops near the border.
    More talk that Matt Patricia is likely the Lions' head coach

    More talk that Matt Patricia is likely the Lions' head coach

    Patricia's counterpart in New England, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels , is also under consideration for head coaching jobs. NY is home - he grew up four hours north of the city - and the Giants' organization is one of the most storied in the NFL .
    Phivolcs: Another phreatic eruption recorded on Mayon Featured

    Phivolcs: Another phreatic eruption recorded on Mayon Featured

    Under Alert Level 3, the extension of danger zone in the sector where the crater rim is low will be considered. A second ash eruption was recorded this morning, but Phivolcs has not yet raised the alert level any further.
  • Car Crashes into Second Floor Building in California, 2 Hurt

    Car Crashes into Second Floor Building in California, 2 Hurt

    Investigators said the vehicle was speeding when it struck a raised center median and became airborne. The OCFA tweeted that the vehicle "went airborne and landed into the building".

    Centurylink (CTL) Earns News Impact Score of 0.25

    The institutional investors in our partner's database now have: 436.00 million shares, down from 444.41 million shares in 2017Q2. Staying on top of longer-term price action may help provide investors with a wider range of reference when doing stock analysis.
    Dark Souls: Remastered announced

    Dark Souls: Remastered announced

    According to Dark Souls Remastered's store page , all Steam owners of Dark Souls: Prepare To Die will get a 50% discount. It also spawned two sequels with Dark Souls II - which was not directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki - and Dark Souls III .
  • Jeremy Stephens Warns Doo Ho Choi That Isn't Just a Power Puncher

    Jeremy Stephens Warns Doo Ho Choi That Isn't Just a Power Puncher

    And why all of a sudden do you think Hall is having trouble making weight at middleweight? Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? The 33-year-old has never had issues making weight in the past as he has fought at 185 pounds for the majority of his career.

    Cotton, Purdue 'Don't Recall' Vulgar Trump Comments on Immigration, Graham Reportedly Confirms

    In August, Trump endorsed the merit-based immigration bill both Cotton and Perdue introduced in the Senate. On Friday, President Donald Trump denied using the term, though he acknowledged using "tough" language.
    New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings - 1/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings - 1/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Drew Brees is looking to win his 2nd Super Bowl but he's going to have to get by Case Keenum and the ruthless Vikings . They're the first pair of running backs on the same team to each have at least 1,500 yards from scrimmage in a season.
  • Joshua vrs Parker Fight Announced

    Joshua vrs Parker Fight Announced

    Joseph Parker won the WBO title vacated by Tyson Fury in December of 2016 with a razor-thin decision over Andy Ruiz in Auckland. The 29-year-old said his team settled for Parker because negotiations with WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, have proved too hard .
    Sun Devils overcome 13-point deficit to beat Oregon State — ASU Basketball

    Sun Devils overcome 13-point deficit to beat Oregon State — ASU Basketball

    A ball was knocked away from Alkins by an OR player but the referees gave the Ducks the ball sending Miller into a frenzy. Wayne Tinkle said in his postgame radio interview OSU knew Evans would give them everything he could in the second half.

    Lazard Asset Management LLC Cuts Position in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)

    This simple numeric scale reads 1 to 5, and it changes brokerage firm Moderate Sell recommendations into an average broker rating. Now focusing our attention on earnings data, we were able to identify that EPS consensus estimate for Gilead Sciences, Inc.


Most liked

Brief Tsunami Warning Issued After Magnitude 7.3 Quake Strikes Off Peru Coast
A tsunami threat has been issued in Peru and Chile following a powerful natural disaster just off the coast of South America. Peru is located in the Ring of Fire, which is an area in the Pacific Ocean vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

United Kingdom party suspends leader's girlfriend over Markle remarks
Party chairman Paul Oakden said he chose to suspend Marney's party membership immediately after he was made aware of the messages. He was followed as leader by Diane James, who lasted just 18 days after feuding with the party's "old guard".

Bournemouth register first-ever win over sorry Arsenal
Wilshere conducted Arsenal's play here, feeding the ball into the front three and scampering forward from midfield. Mesut Ozil was also missing because of injury and Arsenal's lineup looked a shadow of the past teams under Wenger.

Morning snow comes to an end, another round moves in tonight
The wind chill advisory does not include metro Atlanta, although it'll still be cold! Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North northwest wind 11 to 17 miles per hour , with gusts as high as 23 miles per hour .

Niumatalolo no longer a candidate for UA coaching job
In 11 seasons at Navy , Niumatalolo has a record of 84-48, and he has led the Midshipmen to a bowl game on 10 occasions. Navy opens its 2018 season with a trip to Niumatalolo's home state to play his alma mater, Hawaii.

Hamas official injured in Lebanon bomb blast
The blast sent a column of smoke into the sky, television footage broadcast by Lebanese television stations showed . The statement added that the blast took place as he opened his auto in Al-Bustan Al-Kabir neighborhood in Sidon.

Gabriel Jesus could return for Man City in 2-3 weeks
LIVERPOOL are willing to sell Daniel Sturridge to another Premier League club, as long as they meet the £30million valuation. The English Premier League is back this weekend and we will be treated to a good match as Liverpool hosts Manchester City .

Newcastle United boss reveals his plans for Jonjo Shelvey
Carlos Carvahal won his first game in charge against Watford but the Swans have since lost to Tottenham and being held to a draw by Wolves in the Fa Cup.

Models accuse photographers of harassment
Another model, Robyn Sinclair said, "I remember him putting his fingers in my mouth, and him grabbing my privates". Ryan Locke, a model who worked with Testino on Gucci campaigns, described him as a "sexual predator".

January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini Covers Upcoming Switch Games
The game will include the base game, as well as a new "beginner-friendly" mode that lets players enjoy the game as Funky Kong. Nintendo expected to sell only 8 million units in Nintendo Switch's first facial year April 2017 through March 2018.

A 21-Year-Old Bodybuilder Suddenly Died From Flu Complications
While it is not required, the CDC does suggest that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu vaccine every year. Kyler Baughman died December 28 at UPMC Presbyterian of septic shock from influenza, according to the coroner's office.

How Kate Middleton Celebrated Her 36th Birthday
Dressed in a blue coat by United Kingdom brand Hobbs and matching heels, Kate sported a floral printed Seraphine dress underneath. The Duchess of Cambridge has made a private visit to a national conference on children's mental health.

Arsenal omits Sanchez amid interest from Manchester clubs
So, when it emerged Sanchez has been left out of the squad, United supporters were quick to express their excitement on Twitter... And Cole believes that Mourinho needs to take advantage of this window of opportunity to sign Sanchez this month.

Power Blackout at Las Vegas Convention Center Impacts CES
L O L! Intel, Sony and OREO even got in on the fun and chose to let some tweets fly in light of the situation. Some companies latched onto the outage as an advertising opportunity. " Power goes out at CES? ".

Kellyanne Conway humiliated on Twitter after celebrating Philadelphia Eagles win Video
That's what we thought was going to be the best play call for that time. "In the first half, I still felt good", Foles explained. All the concern over Foles ended up being for nothing, partly because he played well and partly because of the play calling.