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Statement released on behalf of family of Gary Speed

4 years ago

The League Managers Association have released a statement on behalf of the family of Gary Speed.

The statement follows speculation concerning Barry Bennell.

Gary Speed being just one of the many who came into contact with Bennell when he (Speed) was a young aspiring footballer.


In light of recent speculation, we would like the following points to be made quite clear:

  1. Gary Speed was interviewed on two occasions by the police during their investigations into allegations made about Barry Bennell.
  2. On both occasions Gary made it quite clear that he did not know anything about Bennell’s alleged behaviour and also made it clear that Bennell had never behaved inappropriately towards him.
  3. The police have subsequently made clear that they were satisfied that there was no reason to link the Bennell investigation to Gary.
  4. The prosecution also made clear at the trial of Bennell that “there was no evidence called at any of the inquests suggesting that [his] death was linked to” Bennell.

The family would ask that their privacy be respected and that the unwarranted speculation should please cease.


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