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Mendy denied bail at a hearing at Chester Crown Court

Benjamin Mendy was charged in August

It was the third bail application Mendy had made.

The 27-year-old, who was not in court, is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool.

He is yet to enter pleas to the charges of four counts of rape and one of sexual assault, which were issued in August.

A trial date has been set for January 24, 2022.

Mendy is charged with alleged attacks on three different women, including one under 18, at his home in Cheshire.

Three of the cases are alleged to have taken place in October 2020 and he is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in early January this year.

He is also charged with raping a woman in August.

A second man, aged 40, was arrested on suspicion of rape as part of the police investigation into the allegations but was released on bail, Cheshire Constabulary said.

Mendy has also been suspended by Man City, pending an investigation.

The full-back did feature in the Premier League champions’ season opener, a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham, in August, but has not featured since.

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