Ryan Giggs: Former footballer prepares for first day in court after being charged with assaulting two women

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs is to appear in court charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour.

Wales manager Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to his ex-girlfriend, PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1.

He has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s - understood to be Ms Greville's youngster sister - during the same alleged incident.

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Giggs faces an additional charge of engaging in coercive or controlling behaviour against Ms Greville in their relationship between December 2017 and November 2020.

He is due to appear on Wednesday at Manchester Magistrates' Court for his first court appearance in the case.

Following the announcement of the charges on Friday, Giggs denied the allegations as he stated: "I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations.

"I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name."

Police were called to Giggs' address at 10.05pm on November 1 to reports of a disturbance.

A woman in her 30s was treated for injuries at the scene.

Giggs was arrested and later bailed pending further inquiries.

Ms Greville reportedly met Giggs when she was working on PR for his Hotel Football business venture, opposite Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium.

In April 2018 she was appointed head of PR and communications for GG Hospitality, the hospitality management firm co-owned by Giggs and former United team-mate Gary Neville.

Reporting by PA

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