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The number of recorded sexual offences against children in Scotland has risen in the last year, figures show. NSPCC Scotland found there were 4,762 offences recorded by Police Scotland in 2016/17, up 9% from 4,368 in the previous year. The most common form of offence related to indecent images of…
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been branded "the devil incarnate" by a judge who jailed him for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached. The former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of 50 child sexual offences committed between 1979 and…
A former victim of Barry Bennell's abuse told jurors that ex-Wales manager Gary Speed and three other men linked to the paedophile coach when they were young footballers had gone on to commit suicide. He told the court that he tried to contact the parents of Speed, who hanged himself…
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport. The 64-year-old, who has previously received three jail sentences for similar offences, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of 43…
Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell is facing a fourth jail sentence after a jury convicted him of 36 counts of historical child sex abuse. On Tuesday, Bennell, 64, was found guilty of offences of buggery, attempted buggery and indecent assault against 10 complainants between 1979 and 1990. Jurors at Liverpool…
A historian from the University of Sheffield has been honoured for his research which highlights how press coverage of child sex abuse in Britain has changed over the last century. Professor Adrian Bingham from the University’s Department of History has been awarded the Royal Historical Society Public History Prize in…
A man known only as Nick who claimed he had been raped and abused by a Westminster paedophile ring has been charged with offences relating to indecent images of children, it is understood. The accuser, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, sparked Operation Midland after he told police he…
The Westminster strand of the wide-ranging child sex abuse inquiry should not investigate whether or not high-profile individuals such as former prime minister Sir Edward Heath were paedophiles, a hearing has been told. It would not be necessary or proportionate for this part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual…
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