Posted: 11.10.21 at 18:00 by Alex Greensmith
A footballer who lives in the Macclesfield village of Prestbury has been refused bail for a third time.
Earlier today, Benjamin Mendy has once again been refused bail ahead of his trial accused of raping two women and sexually assaulting a third female.
It is the third time the French Manchester City defender has been denied bail.
Mendy was not present in person for the bail hearing at Chester Crown Court, to hear his hat-trick of bail refusals.
The hearing which lasted for just under an hour behind closed doors was presided by judge Patrick Thompson, with the court official informing the press and public of the results.
The Prestbury resident was charged on 26 August with three counts of rape relating to an alleged incident in October last year.
The local defendant was also charged with the sexual assault of a woman in early January this year. He is also charged with raping a woman in August, just before his arrest.
One of the three different women allegedly attacked was under 18 years of age.
All alleged offences are believed to have happened at his home address on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, where the average house price his £1,325,000 million.
Manchester City suspended the left-back after being charged by police, pending an investigation.
The former Monaco player was purchased by Manchester City in July 2017, for a whopping £52 million.
A second man, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Greater Manchester, is charged with four related counts of rape.
He was charged on September 6.
Matturie's charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16, and are alleged to have taken place between April 2021 and August 2021. Matturie is also in custody.
Mendy played twice for Manchester City in August, first in the FA Community Shield loss to Leicester City. He also make one appearance in the Premier League in the month of his arrest.
Today's news means the 2018 World Cup Winner will stay in jail to his trial early next year.
Both men are scheduled to go on trial on 24 January next year.
Mendy has not returned to his Prestbury mansion since his arrest.
Cheshire Constabulary have been contacted for comment.
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