Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell of Milton Keynes appears in court

The scales of justice
The scales of justice

Former football coach Barry Bennell is due to appear in court today charged with child sex offences.

The 62-year-old is expected to appear via videolink at South Cheshire Magistrates Court.

It emerged earlier this year that Bennell was living in Milton Keynes under an assumed name.

He is accused of eight offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14.

The CPS said it received a file of evidence from Cheshire Police on September 27 relating to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse involving Bennell.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between 1981 and 1985.

Bennell is charged with five counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14, two counts of inciting a boy under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency and one count of assault with intent to commit buggery.