Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy charged with two further counts of rape

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Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two further counts of rape.

The 27-year-old Manchester City footballer, who remains in custody, is now facing six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The charges relate to four complainants over the age of 16 and the crime are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021.

The France international has played for Manchester City since 2017, when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52m.

He was suspended by the club after being charged by police, pending an investigation.

He is due to go on trial on 24 January 2022.



BBC/Emmanuel Ukoh