Ryan Giggs faces possible retrial as jury fails to reach verdict

Ryan Giggs faces a possible retrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict in his domestic violence trial.

The former Manchester United footballer had been on trial for four weeks, but after more than 20 hours of deliberation, a jury of seven women and four men had lost one juror to illness, resulting in a verdict. could not reach.

Lawyers must now consider the public interest in a retrial, but a further hearing is many months from now.

Giggs, 48, has denied that he had been controlling or intimidating his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38, for three years.

He also said he had “lost control” and rested his head on the chin of Greville’s sister, Emma, ​​while in line at his home in Wardsley, Greater Manchester, on 1 November 2020. He denied hitting or assaulting him.

The jury first went out to consider the verdict late in the afternoon of August 23.

The 12 jurors were later reduced to 11 as one juror was discharged due to illness.

On Tuesday, Judge Hillary Manley gave jurors majority voting instructions. That is, the jury didn’t have to give a unanimous verdict with all 11 members agreeing, but could give a verdict if a 10 to 1 majority agreed.

But the jury was returned to court Wednesday afternoon and asked if they had come to an agreement on any point.

The jury president said the jury was unable to reach a verdict on any of the three counts Giggs denied.

Judge Manley thanked the jury and dismissed them.

Giggs was released on bail pending a September 7 hearing. Ryan Giggs faces possible retrial as jury fails to reach verdict

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