Andy Woodward

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Former Tottenham and Liverpool footballer Paul Stewart, who has said he was abused as a child by a football coach. “In a recent interview Stewart mentioned ‘Spotlight’. I am glad he did.” File photograph: PA Wire

In the course of his heartbreaking account of the abuse he suffered at the hands of a paedophile football coach, former Tottenham and Liverpool playe(...)

Video grab taken from the BBC of (from left-right) of Jason Dunford, Steve Walters, host Victoria Derbyshire, Chris Unsworth, Andy Woodward speaking to BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Photo: BBC News

Referrals from calls to a dedicated football abuse hotline more than tripled the amount made in the first three days of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the (...)

Former Newcastle United player David Eatock says he was sexually abused by George Ormond while at the club.

A former Newcastle United player has waived his anonymity to say he was the victim of sexual abuse during his time at the club, and reveal the secret (...)

Former football coach Barry Bennell (62) has served three prison sentences totalling 15 years in England and the United States since 1994. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The former football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14, the British Crown P(...)

File photograph of soccer coach Barry Bennell. Bennell has been taken to hospital in England after police responded to a ‘fear for welfare incident’. File photograph: PA Wire

England’s third largest police force has launched an inquiry into allegations of historical child sex abuse in youth soccer, after recent media report(...)

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(...)

Crewe director of football Dario Gradi  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

The Football Association has appointed an independent legal counsel, Kate Gallafent QC, to assist its review into historical child abuse allegations. (...)

The Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Crewe held board-level talks about an allegation of sexual abuse made against junior coach Barry Bennell in the late 1980s but kept him on, a former d(...)

Jason Dunford: Says Barry Bennell had access to hundreds upon hundreds of children. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

I was Barry Bennell’s captain when I was a kid. He was the Pied Piper, like everyone says, and the most amazing football coach I’ve ever seen. There w(...)

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(...)

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