MANCHESTER City footballer Benjamin Mendy will stay on remand in jail ahead of his rape trial next year after being accused of sex attacks on three women.
Mendy (27), who has been in custody for around seven weeks, was denied bail by a judge at a 50-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court.
The £52 million France international, who was not in court, is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool.
It was the third bail application Mendy had made.
The press was excluded from the hearing before Judge Patrick Thompson, but the result of the bail application was passed on after the hearing by a court official.
He is yet to enter pleas to the charges of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault.
The alleged attacks, on three different women including one under 18, none of whom can be identified, are said to have happened at his home address on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, Cheshire.
Mendy was charged on August 26, with three counts of rape relating to an alleged incident in October 2020 and with the sexual assault of a woman in early January this year.
He is also charged with raping a woman in August. – The Sun