Andy Woodward

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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(...)

David White during his time at Manchester City. Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

David White, the one-time England international, is among the former footballers whose “life was torn apart” by sexual abuse and is now willing to spe(...)

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(...)

Steve Walters, right, in action for Crewe Alexandra against York City in 1993. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/PA Images

It was May, 1988, when a prodigiously talented teenager by the name of Steve Walters became the youngest player in the history of Crewe Alexandra, at (...)

Andy Woodward, middle, celebrates with his Bury team-mates after a goal against Brentford in March 1997. Photograph: Matt Risby/Action Images

In some ways it should not come as a shock, given the horrific stories that have already poured forth from the media, showbusiness and music industrie(...)

Andy Woodward, middle, celebrates with his Bury team-mates after a goal against Brentford in March 1997. Photograph: Matt Risby/Action Images

It isn’t easy sitting opposite Andy Woodward and hearing, close-up, the unspeakable horrors of his childhood and the reasons why, at the age of 43, he(...)

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