Giggs appears in court on assault charges
Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs appeared in court on Monday to face a trial accused of assaulting and controlling his ex-girlfriend.
The 48-year-old was surrounded by a scrum of press photographers and television camera crews when he arrived at Minschl Street Crown Court in Manchester with his team of lawyers and four family members.
Giggs then stood on the dock and identified himself to the clerk when the judge entered the courtroom shortly before 11:00 am.
The public gallery was filled with about 30 reporters and the proceedings began.
Giggs has been accused of controlling and coercive behavior towards Kate Greville, 36, between August 2017 and November 2020.
He also pleaded guilty to assaulting Greville at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on 1 November 2020, causing actual physical harm to her, as well as charges of common assault on his sister Emma Greville. indicted for a crime.
He pleads not guilty to all charges.
The trial is estimated to last up to 10 days before Judge Hillary Manley.
Giggs was originally scheduled to face trial in January, but the hearing has been postponed due to ongoing backlogs in the case, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Giggs stepped down as manager of the Wales national team in June after a hiatus from November 2020.
In a statement, he said the country’s preparations for this year’s World Cup in Qatar were “affected, destabilized or endangered in any way by the ongoing concern over this incident.” I don’t want to be taken away,” he said.
During Giggs’ time at Old Trafford, Manchester United won the Premier League 13 times, the Champions League twice, the FA Cup four times and the League Cup three times.
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