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Ex-Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of rape and attempted rape



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Ex-Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of rape and attempted rape at Chester Crown Court.

Mr Mendy was accused of raping a 24-year-old women at his Cheshire mansion in October 2020, and the attempted rape of a 29-year-old women two years earlier.

The Frenchman, who had denied both charges, was found not guilty by a jury of six men and six women.

Earlier this year, the 28 year-old was found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

A statement released via his lawyer, Jenny Wiltshire, Head of Serious and General crime at Hickman & Rose, said: “Benjamin Mendy would like to thank the members of the jury for focussing on the evidence in this trial, rather than on the rumour and innuendo that have followed this case from the outset.

“This is the second time that Mr Mendy has been tried and found not guilty by a jury. He is delighted that both juries reached the correct verdicts.

“It has been almost three years since the police started investigating this matter. Mr Mendy has tried to remain strong but the process has, inevitably had a serious impact on him.

“He thanks everyone who has supported him throughout this ordeal and now asks for privacy so he can begin rebuilding his life.”

Mr Mendy was released by Manchester City on July 1 and has been cleared of all charges after Friday afternoon’s hearing at Chester Crown Court.