FILE PHOTO: Soccer Soccer – Premier League – Manchester Metropolis v Chelsea – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – November 23, 2019 Manchester Metropolis’s Benjamin Mendy reacts Motion Pictures by way of Reuters/Carl Recine
August 26, 2021
(Reuters) -Manchester Metropolis defender Benjamin Mendy was charged by the Cheshire Constabulary with 4 counts of rape and one depend of sexual assault on Thursday, with the Premier League membership suspending the Frenchman pending an investigation.
The police added Mendy, 27, has been remanded in custody and is about to seem at Chester Magistrates’ Courtroom on Friday.
“The costs relate to 3 complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021,” Cheshire Constabulary stated in a press release https://www.cheshire.police.uk/information/cheshire/information/articles/2021/8/man-charged-in-connection-with-serious-sexual-offences-in-cheshire.
Metropolis stated in a press release https://www.mancity.com/information/membership/club-statement-63765586 they’d not be making any additional remark because the matter was topic to a authorized course of.
Mendy, who has performed for France 10 occasions and gained the World Cup in 2018, was signed by Metropolis from AS Moncao in 2017 https://www.reuters.com/article/ozasp-uk-soccer-england-mci-mendy-idAFKBN1A91MG-OZASP for a charge within the area of 52 million kilos ($71.32 million).
He has gained the Premier League thrice with Metropolis though accidents have restricted his enjoying time, with the left again present process knee surgical procedure within the 2018-19 season.
($1 = 0.7291 kilos)
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Modifying by Alex Richardson and Pritha Sarkar)