Benjamin Mendy’s rape trial may see 4 Manchester Metropolis team-mates referred to as up as witnesses
Benjamin Mendy’s rape trial jury are instructed that defender’s Manchester Metropolis team-mates Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, John Stones and Kyle Walker could possibly be referred to as up as witnesses, whereas new Chelsea signing Raheem Sterling could also be referred to in proceedings
- Benjamin Mendy pleaded not responsible to 10 expenses together with eight counts of rape
- 4 of his present Manchester Metropolis team-mates could possibly be referred to as up as witnesses
- Former Metropolis team-mate Raheem Sterling was talked about in courtroom as doubtlessly being named throughout the proceedings at Chester Crown Court docket
4 of Manchester Metropolis defender Benjamin Mendy’s team-mates could possibly be referred to as as witnesses within the sexual offences trial at Chester Crown Court docket.
Mendy has pleaded not responsible to eight counts of rape, one depend of tried rape and one depend of sexual assault on seven ladies aged between 17 and 29, with the trial anticipated to start out on Monday.
Potential jurors have been on Wednesday requested if they’d connections with 4 Metropolis stars – Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, John Stones, Kyle Walker – who could possibly be referred to within the case or referred to as to supply proof.
Manchester Metropolis’s Benjamin Mendy leaves Chester Crown Court docket on Wednesday
He denies eight counts of rape, considered one of tried rape and one sexual assault
Chelsea ahead Raheem Sterling, who moved to Stamford Bridge from the Premier League champions for £50million this summer season, was additionally talked about in courtroom as doubtlessly being named throughout the proceedings.
Fourteen jurors, of eight males and 6 ladies, have been sworn in forward of a trial that’s scheduled to final 15 weeks. Two jurors will likely be discharged following the opening of the case.
The jury panel have been additionally requested if they’d any connections to Metropolis or Manchester United.
Mendy’s Manchester Metropolis team-mates Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish could possibly be referred to as up as witnesses the jury have been instructed on Wednesday
John Stones (left) and Kyle Walker are two extra Metropolis gamers who could possibly be referred to as as witnesses
Mendy’s former Man Metropolis team-mate Raheem Sterling could also be referred to throughout the trial
Mendy, 28, arrived at courtroom in a blue go well with and stood within the dock with an interpreter and fellow defendant Louis Saha Matturie.
Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Salford, has denied eight counts of rape and 4 counts of sexual assault referring to eight ladies.
Mendy allegedly attacked the ladies throughout events at his Prestbury mansion over a three-year interval from 2018.
The France worldwide was suspended by Metropolis after being charged by police in August 2021.