Benjamin Mendy denied bail ahead of rape trial


Manchester City and France international defender Benjamin Mendy was refused bail Wednesday and will remain in custody ahead of a trial scheduled to start on 10 September.

Mendy is charged with four counts of rape and one sexual assault.

The 27-year-old has been in custody at a prison in Liverpool since last Friday, when he appeared in court and faced the charges.

A second bail application was made in a closed hearing that lasted about 50 minutes, and it was turned down.

Mendy is charged with attacks on three different women, including one under 18, at his home.

Three of the rapes are alleged to have taken place in October 2020 and he is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in early January this year.

He is also charged with raping a woman last month.

Mendy has been suspended by the club, pending an investigation.

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By FARPost Reporter