Football: Defender Benjamin Mandy suspended by Manchester City

Football: Defender Benjamin Mandy suspended by Manchester City
Football: Defender Benjamin Mandy suspended by Manchester City

Manchester City’s 27-year-old defender Benjamin Mendy was charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault on Thursday. Cheshire Police stated. 

Three charges have been charged by the complainants, who were over 16 years of age. According to the complainants, these all incidents took place between October 2020 and August of the current year. Mr Mendy, of Prestbury, had been remanded in custody and produced at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

A police spokesman said: “Cheshire Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that criminal proceedings against Mendy are live and that he has a right to a fair trial.”

Manchester City informed that the defender who has been playing for the French national team too was suspended until the investigation would continue. The club added that as the case is subjected to a legal process and so the club is now unable to make an additional comment until that process is complete.

According to the statement by Cheshire Police, the charges against the 27-year-old have been given by three separate complainants.

Mendy has been suspended from the English Premier League team till an investigation is pending.

Benjamin Mendy was born on 17 July in 1994. A French professional footballer plays as a left-back for Premier League club Manchester City and the France national team.

After coming to Le Havre’s youth academy, Mendy started his games career with the club’s reserve team during 2010, finally being promoted to the first team next year. He continued with the club until 2013 when he entered Ligue 1 club Marseille. Mendy consumed the next three seasons with Les Olympiens before leaving for Monaco, with whom he became successful in winning the national championship in 2016–17.  

Mendy made his senior debut for France in 2017 after being capped by France youth teams at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 levels.