Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy was today refused bail ahead of a potential trial on rape charges – amid reports he had a ‘meltdown’ in prison because he mistakenly thought he would be housed in a ‘VIP wing’.
The 27-year-old, who is charged with four counts of rape and one sexual assault, was told by guards at HMP Altcourse in Merseyside after he arrived there last Friday that he would be placed in the VP wing for vulnerable prisoners.
However the footballer mistakenly assumed he would be housed in a VIP wing for celebrity figures at the Category B jail and was left experiencing a ‘rude awakening’ when he realised this was not the case, it is claimed.
A source told The Sun: ‘When Mendy arrived staff explained he was going to be kept on the VP wing for his own safety.
‘He had a rude awakening when he saw the cell and realised who he was going to be mixing with.
‘He wasn’t happy and it was a very sobering experience for him.’
Today, another bail application was made at Chester Crown Court in a hearing held behind closed doors, which lasted about 50 minutes.
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