Steve Walters

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Abuse victims of former football coach Barry Bennell (left to right) Steve Walters, Micky Fallon and Chris Unsworth speak outside Liverpool Crown Court  after the sentencing of the former football coach. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/AFP/Getty Images

The former football coach Barry Bennell was branded a “monster” by one of his victims in court as he was sentenced to 31 years. The court was told tha(...)

Andy Woodward waived his right to anonymity to tell the Guardian that he had been a victim of sexual abuse.

Britain’s biggest police force has received 106 separate allegations of historical sexual abuse at clubs in London. The Metropolitan police said the (...)

The English FA are investigating Dario Gradi over claims he tried to ‘smooth-over’ sexual abuse at Chelsea. Photograph: Getty/Catherine Ivill

Dario Gradi is to be quizzed by a team of investigators working on behalf of the Football Association after claims that he visited the parents of a Ch(...)

Former footballers (left to right) Mark Williams, Andy Woodward, Steve Walters, Jason Dunford and Matt Monaghan at the launch of the Offside Trust. Photograph: PA/Peter Byrne

Prominent figures from the football world, including a former manager described as still working “in the senior echelons” of the sport, have repeatedl(...)

 Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after he tweeted comments about the football sexual abuse story. Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

The former darts world champion Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports after he tweeted comments about the football sexual abuse story on Monday n(...)

Barry Bennell, the convicted paedophile at the centre of the scandal. Photograph: PA Wire

Leeds United and Blackpool are the latest football clubs to be engulfed by allegations of child sexual abuse within the sport, according to the chief(...)

Jason Dunford, Steve Walters, Chris Unsworth and Andy Woodward speak to  Victoria Derbyshire on her BBC programme. File photograph: BBC News/PA Wire

Three more people have come forward to say they were abused by a coach as young footballers. Jason Dunford and Chris Unsworth, speaking to BBC’s Vict(...)

St James’ Park - the home of Newcastle United football club. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The escalating story of sexual abuse in football is now threatening to take in Newcastle United after a former player contacted the police to allege h(...)

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi has released a statement saying he knew nothing about junior scout Barry Bennell’s abuse of young footballers until his arrest in 1994. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi has released a statement saying he knew nothing about Barry Bennell’s abuse of young footballers until the juni(...)

Former Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool player Paul Stewart has revealed he was sexually abused by one of his coaches.  Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

The former Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool player Paul Stewart has revealed he turned to drink and drugs during his career after suffering se(...)

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