Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy refused bail a third time ahead of rape and sexual assault trial next year

Benjamin Mendy, a Manchester City defender, has been denied bail ahead of his rape and sexual assault trial.

Judge Patrick Thompson denied bail to Mendy, 27, who has been in detention for around seven weeks, during a 50-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, from which the media was barred.

The defendant is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool because he was not present in court.
It was Mendy’s third appeal for bail. He has yet to enter a plea to the allegations of rape and sexual assault, which include four counts of rape and one case of sexual assault.

The alleged assaults on three different women, one of whom is under the age of 18, are said to have occurred at his home address on Withinlee Road in Pritchard.

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.

A trial date has been set for January 24, 2021.

Mendy was suspended by City after being charged by police, pending a club investigation.

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