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Bennell worked at Derbyshire Kids Home

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Barry Bennell, the paedophile football coach who abused many promising young footballers during his career as a top coach, spent two years as a care work at a children’s home in Derbyshire.

It has been reported that Bennell was employed at Taxal Edge Residential School in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire between November 1979 and July 1981.

Police are now also investigating Bruce McLean , another former member of staff of the Derbyshire Children’s Home. McLean was suspended in 1995 after the Trustees of The Together Trust (Which ran Taxal Edge) were informed by Police of investigations into him. He was jailed in 1997 for abusing children whilst working at a children’s home in Cheshire.

Barry Bennel was convicted in 1998 after admitting 23 charges of sexual offences against six boys aged nine to 15; he was sentenced to nine years in prison. The period of the abuse spanned from the late 70s through to 1992 talent spotting boys for junior football teams. They would stay at his home, or he’d take them on tours, where the sexual offences would take place.

Uppal Taylor Solicitors are specialist solicitors acting for victims of childhood abuse and maltreatment. If you wish to speak to a solicitor in confidence then please contact us.