Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy and friend Louis Saha Matturie are accused of raping two young women at an after-party at Mendy's home in Cheshire, UK, in August 2021.
Why it matters
The case is significant because it involves a high-profile footballer and his friend, and highlights the issue of sexual assault and consent. The involvement of Manchester City player Jack Grealish also adds to the media attention.
What the papers say
The BBC, The Independent, and Metro all report on the case, with similar details and quotes from the trial.
How we got here
The trial has been ongoing at Chester Crown Court, with the latest reports providing updates on the testimony of witnesses and the defendants. The case has attracted media attention due to the high-profile nature of the defendants and the allegations of sexual assault.
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Jack Peter Grealish is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger or as an attacking midfielder and captains Premier League club Aston Villa.
Benjamin Mendy is a French professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Manchester City and the France national team.
Louis Laurent Saha is a French former professional footballer who played as a striker. Saha was capped 20 times for the France national team and scored four goals.