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court date Former Man United star Ryan Giggs charged with assault of ex-girlfriend

He faces an additional charge of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020.

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Ryan Giggs (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Ryan Giggs (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Ryan Giggs (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Wales manager Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November.

He faces an additional charge of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020.

Giggs has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s during the same alleged incident.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said the former Manchester United winger will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday April 28.

The CPS said: “We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

“A charge of assault by beating relating to a second woman has also been authorised. Mr Giggs will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28th April.

“The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police.

“Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Giggs will not manage Wales at this summer's delayed Euro 2020 finals, with Robert Page continuing in the caretaker role has has assumed since the national team coach was accused of assault late last year.

An FAW statement said: “The Football Association of Wales has noted the decision of The Crown Prosecution Service to proceed with charging Ryan Giggs, the men’s national team manager.

“In light of this decision, the FAW can confirm that Robert Page will assume the role of Cymru men’s national team manager for this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament and will be assisted by Albert Stuivenberg.

“An FAW board meeting will be convened to discuss these developments and its impact on the association and the national team.

“The FAW will not be making any further comment at this current time.”

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