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New court hearing for rape accused Man City player Mendy

Thu 18 November 2021 | 16:31

There has been a new court hearing date set for the Manchester City defender when he was charged with two additional counts of rape.

Benjamin Mendy

, who is accused of six counts of rape with four women, did not show up at a hearing at Chester Crown Court on Thursday.

The hearing, which took 90 minutes and involved prosecutor Ian Unsworth QC and Eleanor Laws QC, defending Mendy, discussed administrative and legal matters which cannot be reported before his jury trial in January.

The France international is now in HMP Altcourse, Liverpool. The 27-year-old was arrested on August 26, charged with sexual offences and he has not been given bail on three occasions.

He was then charged with two additional counts of rape and appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court via video link on Wednesday.

His charges include six counts of rape and sexual touching, and a new date of December 22 has been set by Judge Steve Everett, Honorary Recorder of Chester to deal with the two more counts of rape.

Louis Saha Matturie

has also been charges with sexual assault in August and he also didn’t show up on Thursday’s hearing.

The duo are set to go on trial on January 24, 2022. Mendy featured for

Manchester City

since 2017, when he made a move away from

Monaco

on a deal worth £52m. When he was charged by police, Man City suspended him.


source: SportMob

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