Benjamin Mendy, the French left-back for Manchester City, has been denied bail once more ahead of his trial on charges of raping two women and sexually abusing a third.
The 27-year-old, who has been in custody since his arrest in late August, is on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool and was not present in person for his bail hearing at Chester crown court.
The press was barred from the 50-minute session before Judge Patrick Thompson, but a court officer announced the outcome of the bail application after the hearing.
Mendy had previously applied for and was denied bail on two occasions.
On August 26, the defendant was charged with three counts of rape in connection with an alleged occurrence in October 2020, as well as the sexual assault of a woman in early January this year. In August, he was also accused of raping a lady.
The alleged assaults on three different ladies, one of whom is under the age of 18, are reported to have taken place at his home address.
He has been with Manchester City since 2017, when he moved for a whopping £52 million from Monaco. After being charged by police, he was suspended by the club pending an investigation.
source : complete sport