Barry Bennell, 63 year-old former Crewe Alexandra coach, now known as Richard Jones, attended the first day of his trial at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to six charges of indecent assault in 1988-1991; he had earlier pleaded guilty to one more charge.
Overall, he is charged with 55 offences relating to 12 complainants, aged between eight and 15 at the time of the alleged attacks. Of the 55 offences, there are 42 counts of indecent assault, 11 serious sexual assaults as well as two counts of attempted assault.
The trial is expected to last for eight weeks, with a jury due to be sworn in later.