Benjamin Mendy Cleared Of Six Counts Of Rape And Sex Assault

Benjamin Mendy was today cleared of sex attacks on four women - with the jury failing to reach verdicts on two further charges. 

The Man City star, 28, sitting in the dock at Chester Crown Court, covered his face with both hands, gently rocking back and forth, as the jury foreman, delivering the verdicts in a hushed courtroom, repeated 'not guilty' to six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, relating to four young women or teenagers. 

However, the  jury were unable to reach verdicts on another count of rape and one attempted sexual assault - alleged to have taken place at Mendy's £4.7million mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire.

Louis Saha Matturie, 41, his co-accused and alleged 'fixer' was found not guilty by the jury of three counts of rape relating to two teenagers. Jurors also failed to reach verdicts on three counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault against him by five other women.