Former football coach Barry Bennell faces further child sex charges

He will appear in court next week.

He will appear in court next week.

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A former football coach with links to Derbyshire has been charged with further sexual offences.

Barry Bennell, 63 was charged yesterday (Tuesday) with 21 counts of non-recent sexual assault on boys aged between 14 and 16.

The charges are 18 counts of indecent assault, two counts of buggery and one count of attempted buggery. The alleged offences took place between 1983 and 1991.

He will appear via video link at South Cheshire Magistrates' Court on May 17 in relation to the new charges.

On March 9, he was charged with four counts of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 to 12 and two days before he was charged with eight counts of non-recent child sexual abuse - five counts of buggery with a boy aged under 16; two counts of indecent assault on a boy aged under 15 and indecent assault on a boy under 16.

He will next appear at Chester Crown Court on July 3 in relation to these charges.

Bennell has previously pleaded not guilty to eight charges of sexual assault against a boy under 16. He appeared at court in January.

The former youth coach at Crewe Alexandra, who was once employed at a children's home in Derbyshire, now lives in Milton Keynes.