Hundreds of cases: revealed the scale of child abuse in English football

Сотни случаев: раскрыты масштабы насилия над детьми в английском футболе

The scandal involving the abuse of children in English football, is gaining momentum, reports “bi-Bi-si”.

According to the National Council of chiefs of police (NPCC), for the first week of a hotline, which received calls on cases of sexual violence in the football academies in the country, asked for help more than 860 people.

“At the moment we personally communicate with victims (sexual crimes — ed.) and help them with the support of specialists”, — said the assistant chief constable of greater Manchester police Debbie Ford.

In this County in the West of England are investigating 35 cases of violence we found 10 suspects. All proceedings go to the 16 regions of the country.

Sports scandal erupted after an interview with Andy Woodward: the 43-year-old former football player in an interview with “bi-Bi-si” has admitted that in his youth he was subjected to abuse by coach “Crewe Alexandra” Barry Bendele. As told by the athlete, the coach abused him for four years.

Complaints Bendela was received from several players: Anthony Hughes in an interview with Sunday Mirror stated that the coach “KRU” forced boys to undress and watch pornographic images.

According to a member of the Association of professional footballers (PFA) England, Michael Bennett, more than 20 members of the structure said about pedophilia. The head of the PFA Gordon Taylor believes that the issue can be of national scope: under suspicion were clubs Blackpool, Manchester city, Stoke city, “Leeds United” “Newcastle UTD”. The football Association of the country (FA) has announced an independent inquiry into these cases.