A former England star has told how he was sexually assaulted by a youth coach as a child.
For more than 40 years, footballer Paul Stewart kept the trauma of his horrific child sex abuse ordeal at the hands of a coach bottled up from everyone, including his family.
But the former England star has now broken his silence to tell how he was targeted by the vile trainer between the ages of 11 and 15 – in the hope more victims will come forward.
Paul claims he was assaulted every day for four years and that his tormentor got away with it because he threatened to kill his relatives if he ever told anyone.
The 52-year-old ex- Man City , Spurs , and Liverpool player spoke out after he read about Andy Woodward , 43, who was abused as a young footballer by perverted Crewe Alexander youth coach Barry Bennell, 61, in the 70s and 80s.
And he fears there may be hundreds of other victims as concerns grew a paedophile ring was operating in North West football at the time.
Paul alleges his own abuse started after the coach befriended his parents and promised to “help make him a star”.
He claims: “One day, travelling in the car, he started to touch me. It frightened me to death, did not know what to do, I tried to tell my parents not to let him in but I was only 11. Read more