Chester – Benjamin Mendy’s application to be released on bail was rejected by a Chester, England court. The Manchester City defender remains behind bars until January next year.
Reported by The Guardian, this application is the third time Mendy has submitted since being detained in August. Two previous applications were also rejected. He himself was not present at the hearing on the petition, and is now in a cell at Altcourse Prison, Liverpool.
Mendy has been out of the air for seven weeks, after being charged with three rapes that occurred in October last year, then sexual assault against a woman in January, and the rape of a woman in August. This case was carried out at his residence.
With the rejection of Mendy’s application , the 27-year-old player will remain in prison until his case trial is held on January 24, 2022. He will also not be able to defend Man City during that time.
Besides Mendy, there is also a colleague who is also a defendant, namely Louis Saha Matturie (40). Slightly different from Mendy, he was charged with four rapes which allegedly occurred between April-August 2021. Matturie is now also in custody and will undergo trial on the same date.
Before being detained by the authorities, Mendy had appeared twice this season, namely when Man City lost 0-1 to Leicester City in the Community Shield, and when beaten by Tottenham Hotspur with the same score in the Premier League opener.
He was also still sitting on the bench when Man City beat Norwich City 5-0. That was the last time Mendy was seen on the gridiron.