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Man City star Benjamin Mendy, 27, is refused bail and held in prison

Man City star Benjamin Mendy, 27, is refused bail and held in prison until his rape and sex assault trial next year


Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy was today refused bail ahead of his trial for rape and sexual assault.

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

The defendant, who was not in court, is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool. It was the third bail application Mendy had made.

He 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 Prestbury, 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.

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

Benjamin Mendy is pictured on August 12 out with his teammates at The Ivy in Manchester 

Mendy is pictured playing or Manchester City against Leicester City on September 27, 2020

Mendy is pictured playing or Manchester City against Leicester City on September 27, 2020

The defendant is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool (file picture)

The defendant is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool (file picture)

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