Man City star Benjamin Mendy, 28, arrives in court as he faces trial accused of raping and sexually assaulting seven women
- Mendy, 28, has been accused of ten charges, including eight counts of rape, involving seven alleged victims
- He will stand trial along with co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie who faces similar allegations to him
- Mendy’s alleged offences include eight counts of rape relating to five women and one of sexual assault
- Matturie is accused of 10 offences involving seven women, including seven rapes relating to five women
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has arrived at court ahead of his trial where is accused of eight counts of rape.
Mendy, a 28-year-old French international, is also charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape. All the offences relate to seven women.
Mendy pleaded not guilty last month to all but the latest rape charge, which has not yet been put to him and he is yet to enter a plea.
An order had banned media from publishing the latest charge until the order was lifted by Judge Steven Everett, Recorder of Chester, during a hearing at Chester Crown Court last month.
Benjamin Mendy, 27, has been accused of ten charges, including eight counts of rape, involving seven alleged victims
Mendy is due to stand trial at Chester Crown Court with co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie who faces similar allegations
All the offences are alleged to have taken place at his home address and span between October 2018 and August last year.
Mendy will go on trial along with his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also entered not guilty pleas to all charges he faces.
Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, denies eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault, relating to eight young women.
Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy arrives to Chester Crown Court this morning for his rape trial
Louis Saha Matturie arrives at Chester Crown Court for his trial following allegations of rape and sexual assault against him
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy at Chester Crown Court for his trial following allegations of rape and sexual assault
His alleged offences span July 2012 to August last year.
None of the women involved must be identified and reporting restrictions apply ahead of the trial.
Mendy has played for Manchester City since 2017, when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52 million.
He was suspended by the club after being charged by police.
Both defendants are on bail.