Man Metropolis star Benjamin Mendy, 27, is refused bail and held in jail till his rape and intercourse assault trial subsequent 12 months
- Premier League footballer is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool
- £90,000-a-week defender was denied bail by a decide at Chester Crown Court docket
- He has been in custody for about seven weeks after being charged in August
- He is but to enter pleas to fees of 4 counts of rape and considered one of sexual assault
Premier League footballer Benjamin Mendy was right now refused bail forward of his trial for rape and sexual assault as a consequence of happen in three months’ time.
The 27-year-old Manchester Metropolis defender, who’s being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, was denied bail by a decide at Chester Crown Court docket.
Mendy, of Prestbury, Cheshire, who moved to the reigning champions for £52million in 2017, has been in custody for about seven weeks after being charged in August.
Benjamin Mendy is pictured on August 12 out along with his teammates at The Ivy in Manchester
It was the third bail utility the French footballer had made. He’s but to enter pleas to the costs of 4 counts of rape and considered one of sexual assault.
Mendy was not current in individual at Chester Crown Court docket right now. The press have been excluded from the 50-minute listening to earlier than Decide Patrick Thompson, however the results of the applying was handed on after the listening to by a court docket official.
The defendant was charged on August 26 with three counts of rape referring to an alleged incident in October 2020 and with the sexual assault of a lady in early January this 12 months. He’s additionally charged with raping a lady in August.
The alleged assaults, on three totally different girls together with one below 18, are stated to have occurred at his house tackle in Prestbury.
Mendy is pictured enjoying or Manchester Metropolis in opposition to Leicester Metropolis on September 27, 2020
Mendy was suspended by Manchester Metropolis after being charged by police, pending an investigation.
Mendy’s co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Better Manchester, is charged with 4 counts of rape.
The fees relate to 3 complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between April 2021 and August 2021.
Matturie can also be in custody. Each males are scheduled to go on trial on January 24, 2022.
The defendant is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool (file image)
Mendy earns £90,000 per week and lives in a £5million mansion in Prestbury, an upmarket village close to Manchester in style with fellow gamers.
He was a part of France’s World Cup profitable squad in 2018, however didn’t play within the ultimate. He has made 75 appearances for Man Metropolis since signing from Monaco in 2017.
Mendy performed in Man Metropolis’s first two video games this season in opposition to Leicester Metropolis and Tottenham Hotspur however was on the bench for his or her third recreation in opposition to Norwich Metropolis.
The next recreation was in opposition to Arsenal, by which period he had been charged.