Football sexual-abuse scandal review may be delayed for over a year

• Jailed coach Barry Bennell may face further charges
• Retrial of Bob Higgins another reason for inquiry hold up

The independent review into football’s sexual-abuse scandal is to be delayed by potentially longer than a year because of the criminal trials that are approaching and the possibility of Barry Bennell facing more charges for preying on young boys from the junior systems of Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City.

Clive Sheldon, the QC appointed in December 2016 to oversee the inquiry, had originally intended to publish his report in the coming week, having spent the previous 21 months investigating what the Football Association chairman, Greg Clarke, has described as the biggest scandal in the history of the sport.

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via Football | The Guardian

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