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Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of seven of nine charges

Manchester City suspended Mendy when he was arrested in August 2021 and stopped paying him in September 2021. His contract expires this summer.

It was reported on Friday afternoon that Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of seven of the nine charges against him.

After a trial lasting almost five months, the Manchester City defender has been cleared of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The jury has been unable to reach verdicts on two other charges against Mendy – one count of rape, involving a woman aged 24 in October 2020, and one count of attempted rape, involving a woman aged 29 in October 2018.

The Crown Prosecution Service has seven days to decide whether to pursue a retrial on the two charges where a verdict could not be agreed.

Mendy’s co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, has been found not guilty of three charges. He faces a possible retrial on six charges.

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