Benjamin Mendy bail rejected again over allegations of rape saga

Benjamin Mendy bail rejected again over allegations of rape saga

Mendy latest news: Welcome back again, latest Man City news, Benjamin Mendy latest news, Manchester City player, Benjamin Mendy has been denied bail for a third time as he awaits trial following his August arrest over a litany of rape and sexual assault allegations.

Meanwhile, Mendy, who is 27-year-old, was charged with three counts of rape linked to an alleged incident that took place in October 2020, the sexual assault of a woman in January 2021, and a separate charge of rape from August.

The 10-cap France international, who joined City in 2017 for a then-world record fee for a defender of around $71 million and has been in police custody for the past seven weeks, is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool.

He has again been denied a bail application following a 50-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court.

Mendy hasn’t yet entered a plea to the charges against him ahead of a trial date set for January 24.

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The attacks are alleged to have occurred against three women, one of whom was under the age of 18. All are said to have occurred at the footballer’s home in Prestbury, Cheshire.

Mendy was suspended by his club after he was charged by police, with City chiefs promising a full internal investigation into the matter.

Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today.

Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation,” the Premier League champions said in August.

“The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is, therefore, unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”

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