Man City’s Benjamin Mendy moved to ‘one of UK’s toughest prisons’ over safety fears


Benjamin Mendy was secretly transferred to another prison in the days before Christmas because of concerns for his safety.

Manchester City Footballer, who is being accused of seven counts each of rape, will appear in court again on Friday.

Mendy, 27, was in Liverpool’s Category-B HMP Altcourse up until December 23.

Silver Screen Beat reported that the France international player was transferred to Strangeways, a top-security prison, just before Christmas because of growing concerns about his safety.

It is located in Manchester and has been called one of the UK’s most difficult prisons.

Mendy and Louis Saha Matturie (40), were driven there on December 23.

Strangeways is claiming that the couple were relocated to Strangeways due to their high-profile case.

A general view of HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, as Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody ahead of a potential trial on rape charges after a bail application was refused. The French international is charged with attacks on three different women, including one under 18, at his home on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, Cheshire. Picture date: Wednesday September 1, 2021.
A view of HMP Altcourse (Leeds), which Benjamin Mendy, Manchester City’s former mayor, has now moved to

This decision was made because the Category-A conditions at Strangeways were considered to be better equipped for dealing with any potential problems.

A source told Silver Screen Beat: “He won’t know what’s hit him coming from Altcourse, which is a privately run prison. It’s one of the toughest jails in the country.

“His other problem will not be the Man United fans that are there.”

Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody ahead of a potential trial on rape charges
Benjamin Mendy will remain behind bars in preparation for his trial on rape allegations

“They will be screaming his name for weeks so he won’t be getting much sleep, especially as he’s charged with sex offences.

“There are a lot of Blues’ fans there as well, but even the most avid will struggle to protect an alleged sex offender.”

Mendy is charged with seven counts of rape on four women and one count of sexual touching.

Strangeways, also known as HMP Manchester prison, is one of the UK’s most gruesome jails

On Friday, Mendy and Matturie will face a hearing to determine custody and bail agreements.

A plea and trial preparation hearing will be held on January 24.

The trial will take place either on June 27 or august 1 next year.