Photos Show the Moment Suspended Manchester City Star Benjamin Mendy Dragged to Court for Hearing
- Benjamin Mendy was bundled to the Chester Crown Court by police as the Manchester City star begins his pre- trial
- The Frenchman was accused of assaulting a woman as reports add that he forcefully had canal knowledge of her
- Mendy was earlier released on bail, having spent Christmas in prison after he transferred to HMP Manchester, better known as Strangeways
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy was pictured the moment he arrived in court over his pre-trial following accusations over assault, Daily Star reports.
The Frenchman was captured arriving at the Chester Crown Court as he is set to enter his plea for a seven-count charge of r*pe and one se*ual assault.
The 27-year old was granted bail by Judge Patrick Thompson at a private hearing at Chester Crown Court on Friday, January 7.
Mendy had spent his Christmas in prison after he transferred to HMP Manchester, better known as Strangeways from HMP Altcourse, Liverpool due to safety concerns.
Court Judge Patrick Thompson had imposed some stringent conditions on the Man City defender before granting him bail such as surrendering his passport and making no contact with complainants.
Mendy has only featured but once for Manchester City this season in the opening weekend of the season and has been suspended by the defending champions.
City also withdrew shirts and merchandise that included the name of Mendy from their website after he was charged.
He was seen being bundled into a police van before arriving home at his £5m Cheshire mansion.
The player was told to surrender his passport, live at his home address, and make no contact with complainants.
Man Utd stars unfollow Greenwood on social media
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has led Man United stars in unfollowing Mason Greenwood after the youngster was arrested over assault allegations.
Greenwood is understood to have spent the night in custody after the police swooped over claims made on Sunday morning, January 30.
A host of United teammates have now unfollowed the youngster on social media, with Ronaldo among the first to do that.
Mason Greenwood released on bail
Sports Brief earlier reported that Man United youngster Mason Greenwood has finally been released after spending close to three days in custody.
Greenwood was apprehended on Sunday, January 31, on suspicion of assault and abuse, with a woman believed to be his girlfriend alleging incidents of violence.
Great Manchester Police were granted more time on Monday, January 31, to further probe the incident.