Benjamin Mendy News
Judge Patrick Thompson granted bail to the 27-year-old defender at a hearing at Chester Crown Court subject to "stringent" conditions, including the surrender of his passport.
The France World Cup winner is now accused of eight offences against five different women, including seven counts of rape relating to four women.
He now faces six counts of rape and one of sexual assault relating to four complainants aged over 16, with all the alleged offences relating to the period between October 2020 and August this year
Mendy has been charged with attacks on three different women, including one under 18, at his home in Prestbury, Cheshire, between October 2020 and August this year.
A second bail application was made in a closed hearing that lasted about 50 minutes, and it was turned down. The France international did not attend the hearing.
The 27-year-old appeared at Chester Magistrates' Court in northwest England to face accusations brought by three complainants.
The 27-year-old Mendy was suspended by City pending an investigation. He was to remain in police custody overnight and is due to appear in court on Friday.
The revelation about Mendy’s rule-breaking comes as City deals with the impact of a coronavirus outbreak at the club that led to the postponement of Monday's match at Everton and forced at least five players into self-isolation.
Kylian Mbappe on Thursday joined French national teammates and other athletes in condemning police filmed beating a black music producer in Paris.
Premier League: Matt Doherty scores late as Wolves fight back from two goals down to claim stunning win over Manchester City
Ten-man Manchester City gave up a two goal lead as they crashed to a 3-2 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Friday to leave them 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Premier League: Manchester City's Bernardo Silva handed one-match suspension for racially offensive tweet about Benjamin Mendy
Silva was fined 50,000 pounds ($64,000) and ordered to complete face-to-face education. The Premier League game Silva misses at Chelsea is on 23 November, after the international break
Left-back Mendy was part of the France squad that won the 2018 World Cup but has not played for his country since a UEFA Nations League game against the Netherlands in September last year.
Premier League: Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City won't spend in January transfer window despite injury issues
Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will not buy a player in the January transfer window despite admitting he is concerned about his team's growing list of injuries in defence.
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Premier League: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones in contention for clash against Crystal Palace
City are unhappy about the Premier League’s scheduling after the release of the broadcast selections for the Christmas period, saying the fixtures favoured Liverpool
Premier League: Defender Benjamin Mendy ruled out of Manchester City's clash against Wolves due to hamstring problem
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has suffered a fresh injury blow after he was ruled out of Sunday's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers with a hamstring problem.
'One of Bernardo Silva's best friends is Benjamin Mendy': Pep Guardiola defends his player over 'racist' tweet
The English Football Association has written to the Premier League champions requesting their observations after Silva posted pictures on social media on Sunday comparing Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos chocolates.
Premier League: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola relying on Fernandinho to play centre-back against Watford as injuries plague defence
Watford are bottom of the league but come into the match against Manchester City, buoyant after recovering from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Arsenal
Premier League: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists Benjamin Mendy can be still be a force for team
Pep Guardiola insists Benjamin Mendy can still be a force for injury-hit Manchester City despite the French defender's own struggles to find top fitness.