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Bullying probe continues at Newcastle after allegations made against Beardsley

Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley is continuing to interview potential witnesses.

An investigation into an allegation of bullying against Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley is ongoing as club officials interview potential witnesses.

The probe, which was sparked by a complaint from 22-year-old midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni and backed by several team-mates, was launched last month.

Press Association Sport understands managing director Lee Charnley is continuing the process of speaking to Academy staff having already met both 57-year-old Beardsley and his accusers, and that the his focus is is solely on the club’s youth set-up.

The former Magpies and England star, who denies the allegations, agreed to take leave while evidence was gathered.

In the wake of El-Mhanni’s complaint, it is understood a series of other complaints was received by the club.

Beardsley made more than 300 appearances for Newcastle in two spells and won 59 caps for England.

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