Crewe Alexandra Football Club are looking into football child abuse claims over many years to establish the extent of the scandal to the Club. In an article by the BBC it provides:-
“Crewe Alexandra will hold an independent review into the way they dealt with historical child sex abuse allegations, the club has announced. It comes as a fifth former player made claims of of sexual abuse against ex-Crewe youth team coach Barry Bennell.”
See Crewe Football Child Abuse Investigation – article by BBC
- They have opened an investigation into allegations of historic sexual abuse at the club. Six people have come forward to speak to Cheshire Police after former player Andy Woodward spoke about abuse he suffered at the hands of a former coach and scout. Now the League Two club, previously criticised for a lack of a response, say they will look into the claims. Woodward, 43, was is said to be abused by Barry Bennell while at Crewe from the age of 11 to 15.
In a statement on Crewe’s website, chairman John Bowler, 79, said he appreciated the concerns about the club’s delay in making comment, he said that “when things come out of the blue like this, you first want to make inquiries and reflect from within, That is the process we started last week”.
- You can find more information on Crewe FC Child Football abuse The Guardian
- Crewe Football Club are currently in League 2, known as the Railwaymen
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