FILE PHOTO: Soccer Soccer – Champions League – Manchester Metropolis Coaching – Etihad Campus, Manchester, Britain – February 25, 2020 Manchester Metropolis’s Benjamin Mendy throughout coaching Motion Photos by way of Reuters/Jason Cairnduff
August 27, 2021
(Reuters) – Manchester Metropolis defender Benjamin Mendy was remanded in custody on Friday after showing at Chester Magistrates’ Court docket a day after being charged with 4 counts of rape and one depend of sexual assault, British media reported.
Mendy, who was charged by the Cheshire Constabulary on Thursday with Premier League champions Metropolis additionally suspending the Frenchman pending an investigation, is accused of offences in opposition to three girls, the courtroom heard, in response to a report within the Guardian.
The 27-year-old, who was refused bail, is more likely to stay in custody till the date of his subsequent listening to on Sept. 10, until his authorized workforce appeals in opposition to the choice to disclaim him bail, the report added.
Mendy appeared in courtroom carrying a purple Balenciaga hoodie and black Adidas jogging trousers and stood expressionless together with his arms folded as the fees had been put to him by the courtroom clerk by way of a French interpreter, the report stated.
The fees in opposition to Mendy are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021, Cheshire Constabulary stated of their assertion on Thursday.
Mendy, who has performed for France 10 occasions and received the World Cup in 2018, was signed by Metropolis from AS Moncao in 2017 for a payment within the area of 52 million kilos ($71.32 million).
He has received the Premier League thrice with Metropolis though accidents have restricted his taking part in time, with the left again present process knee surgical procedure within the 2018-19 season.
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, modifying by Pritha Sarkar)