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Mendy found not guilty of one count of rape

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of rape on the direction of the judge at his trial. Mr…

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of rape on the direction of the judge at his trial.

Mr Mendy, 28, was cleared at Chester Crown Court of the rape of a 19-year-old woman at his home in Prestbury, Cheshire, on 24 July last year.

Co-accused Louis Saha Matturie, 41, was also found not guilty of two counts of rape against the same woman.

Mr Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, was also cleared of one count of sexual assault against the same woman.

Mr Mendy still faces seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault against six young women.