•   
  •   

UK News Manchester City could find no Barry Bennell records, judge told

23:07  02 december  2021
23:07  02 december  2021 Source:   msn.com

Why The Flash Should Follow Arrow's Example After The Major Armageddon Twists

  Why The Flash Should Follow Arrow's Example After The Major Armageddon Twists The Flash's "Armageddon" event is just getting harder for Barry, and following Arrow's example could be the best thing for Season 8.After The Flash used the first part of the “Armageddon” event to set the stage for Despero wreaking havoc on Barry’s life for crimes he hasn’t yet committed, "Part 2" wasted no time in piling the problems onto the Scarlet Speedster and his team. Barry and Co. were on the lookout for new crises after Despero claimed he would lose his mind due to great tragedies, and clearly had no faith that Team Flash would be able to stop Barry’s descent.

A Manchester City archivist was unable to find any records relating to paedophile Barry Bennell or eight men who have sued the club after saying he abused them four decades ago, a judge has been told.

Barry Bennell (Cheshire Police/PA) © Cheshire Police Barry Bennell (Cheshire Police/PA)

The men, now in their 40s and 50s, say Bennell abused them when they were playing schoolboy football for teams he coached in north-west England between 1979 and 1985.

Mr Justice Johnson is overseeing a trial at the High Court in London which is due to end next week.

They claim that Bennell, who became a coach at Crewe Alexandra in 1985, was a scout for City during that time, and argue that the relationship between Bennell and City was “one of employment or one akin to employment”.

The Weeknd's Blinding Lights named Billboard Hot 100's greatest song of all time

  The Weeknd's Blinding Lights named Billboard Hot 100's greatest song of all time The Weeknd's record-breaking hit 'Blinding Lights' has just been named the biggest song of all time in the US.The 31-year-old megastar's record-breaking 2020 hit single from his acclaimed LP 'After Hours' has dethroned the '60s classic 'The Twist' by rock and roll legend Chubby Checker.

City bosses deny that claim.

They say Bennell was a local City scout in the mid-1970s but not between 1979 and 1985.

Manchester City’s former ground at Maine Road (Archive/PA) © Provided by PA Media Manchester City’s former ground at Maine Road (Archive/PA)

A solicitor representing City on Thursday told the judge how no records had been found.

Ian Carroll, who works for law firm Keoghs, said City’s archivist Stephanie Alder had carried out “extensive searches”.

“Stephanie Alder … told me that when the club was first notified of potential claims involving Mr Bennell in 2016, she undertook extensive searches for all club records for the relevant period, including board minutes, payroll records, personnel files and youth/schoolboy records,” he said, in a written witness statement.

“She has informed me that she found no documents relating to the claimants, Mr Bennell or any of the named local junior teams which Mr Bennell ran.”

The judge finished hearing evidence on Thursday.

Lawyers are due to return to court on Thursday next week to make closing arguments.

BTS heads Apple Music's list of Top Streamed Songs .
BTS' 'Dynamite' leads the annual Top 100 charts from Apple Music.The global smash from the South Korean boy band leads the annual Top 100 charts, which centres on music-listening trends between October 16, 2020, and October 15, 2021.

usr: 2
This is interesting!