Former soccer coach and serial paedophile Barry Bennell has died in jail, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.
The previous Crewe Alexandra coach was serving a 34-year sentence after being convicted of plenty of youngster intercourse offences.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice stated: “Prisoner Barry Bennell died at HMP Littlehey on September 16.
“As with all deaths in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will examine.”
Bennell, often known as Richard Jones, was jailed for 30 years in 2018 after being convicted of 52 youngster sexual offences towards 12 boys.
He was ordered to serve a further 4 years in 2020 after pleading responsible to different offences towards two boys.
When he was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Courtroom in 2018, Recorder of Liverpool Choose Clement Goldstone QC stated he “could nicely die in jail”.
His ultimate jail sentence, in 2020, was the fifth time he had been jailed.
At that listening to, the courtroom was informed he had a indifferent retina after being attacked in jail and was in remission from most cancers.
Bennell, a former Manchester Metropolis scout, abused boys he coached within the Seventies, Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties.