Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy due in court accused of rape


Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City in action during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on March 20, 2021 in Liverpool, England.

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy will appear in court today charged with rape and sexual assault.

The 27-year-old, who also plays for the French national team, is accused of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Cheshire Police said the charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16, and are alleged to have happened between October last year and this month.

Mendy, who lives in Prestbury, has been remanded in custody ahead of his court appearance at Cheshire Magistrates.

The left-back has played for Manchester City since 2017, when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52 million.

He has been suspended pending the investigation.

A police spokesman said: “Cheshire Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that criminal proceedings against Mendy are live and that he has a right to a fair trial.” IMG-20210827-091431-280

In a statement, Manchester City said: “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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