Benjamin Mendy: accused of rape, Manchester City player remanded in custody

While he started on the first day of the Premier League against Tottenham, the French international defender of Manchester City Benjamin Mendy, 27, is accused of four rapes and a sexual assault which allegedly took place between October 2020 and August 2021 .

“Mendy was remanded in custody, pending his presentation in court in Chester on Friday, August 27,” Cheshire (north-west) police said Thursday in its statement, while the Manchester club City have announced that they have suspended the player for the duration of the investigation.

This Friday, the British justice approved this pre-trial detention, decided by a judge in Chester. Facing the court, wearing black sweatpants and a red hoodie, Benjamin Mendy spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.

To recruit Mendy, revealed in Marseille, City had paid 52 million pounds (nearly 60 million euros) to snatch him after only one season in Monaco, making at the time the young French left-back the most expensive defender Of the history.

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