Man City star Benjamin Mendy is freed on bail as he awaits trial for seven counts of rape and one count of sexual assault
- Man City star Benjamin Mendy accused of seven rapes and one sexual assault
- Most recently moved to HMP Manchester, commonly referred to as Strangeways
Benjamin Mendy was today released on bail after four months in prison.
The Manchester City and France defender, who is accused of seven rapes and one sexual assault, was held at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool before recently being transferred to HMP Manchester, better known as Strangeways, just before Christmas.
Today he was granted bail by Judge Patrick Thompson at a private hearing at Chester Crown Court, with press excluded from the courtroom.
The Premier League star was told he will be the subject of ‘stringent’ conditions while on bail.
Mendy had been due to go on trial this month, but it has now been put back to June at the earliest. He has been bailed until January 24, until a further pre-trial hearing.
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, who is now accused of a total of seven rapes and one sexual assault, was switched to the notorious HMP Prison Manchester last month
The footballer was switched to the notorious HMP Prison Manchester, commonly referred to as Strangeways, on December 23