Wales Director Ryan Giggs denies assault charges in court appearance | Football News


Ryan Giggs is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on May 26.© UKTN

Wales manager and former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs on Wednesday denied accusations of assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behavior during his court appearance. Giggs pleaded not guilty to an allegation of violence and behavior towards his ex-girlfriend, including isolation, belittling, humiliation, harassment, degradation and abuse in a short court hearing Manchester Trial Chamber. Giggs, 47, also pleaded not guilty to actual bodily harm to public relations manager Kate Greville, 36, at her home in Greater Manchester on November 1 last year.

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He was also charged with the joint assault of Emma Greville, believed to be Greville’s younger sister, during the same alleged incident.

The charge of controlling and coercive behavior in an intimate relationship alleges that the abuse lasted almost three years, between December 2017 and November 2020.


Giggs appeared in the dock for his first court appearance when the three charges against him were read and he entered his not guilty pleas.

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Giggs, who only spoke to confirm his name, address and enter his not guilty pleas, was released on bail to appear before Manchester Crown Court on May 26.

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