Man City’s Benjamin Mendy denied bail over alleged rape and sexual assault

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Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been refused bail ahead of his trial for rape and sexual assault.

Mendy is due to stand trial in January having been in custody for around seven weeks following charges of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

The 27-year-old is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool, and has been denied bail following his third application.

A 50-minute trial at Chester Crown Court saw Judge Patrick Thompson deny Mendy his bail request with the footballer not present.

The France international is yet to enter pleas to the charges of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

The alleged attacks, on three different women including one under 18, none of whom can be identified, are said to have happened at his home address in Cheshire.

Mendy was charged on August 26, with three counts of rape relating to an alleged incident in October 2020 and with the sexual assault of a woman in early January this year. He is also charged with raping a woman in August.

The player has been suspended by Premier League giants Manchester City, with the club releasing a statement in August which read: "Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.

"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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