14th March 2019

On 12 March 2019 Manchester City Football Club announced they have set up a redress scheme for victims of child sex abuse.

The scheme has arisen after former youth coach, Barry Bennell, was convicted last year of abusing 12 youth players for which he received a 31 year prison sentence. The offences were committed between 1979 and 1991.

Allegations against another individual, John Broome, have also been made. Broome, who is now deceased, was involved in Manchester City’s youth set-up in the 1960s.

The new scheme applies to victims of those two individuals.

The scheme will offer compensation and an apology to players sexually abused during their time in the club’s youth set-up.

Blog by Andrew Freckleton, Solicitor