Ryan Giggs will go on trial for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Kate Greville next year.
The 48-year-old former Manchester United winger is also accused of controlling and coercive behaviour towards his 36-year-old ex-girlfriend.
He is also accused of assaulting Ms Greville’s younger sister Emma on the same night he is said to have assaulted Ms Greville in November 2020. The alleged assaults took place at the couple’s home in Worsley, Greater Manchester.
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It comes after jurors at Manchester Crown Court were unable to reach a verdict after a four-week trial which finished last month.
At a mention hearing this morning, which Giggs did not attend but was represented by a barrister, the CPS confirmed it wanted a retrial.
Prosecutor Peter Wright QC said: “The matter was listed for the Crown to indicate whether they sought a retrial in respect of Mr Giggs.
“We do seek a retrial in respect of Mr Giggs. The matter has been considered at a senior level within the CPS and also the willingness of the complainant to give evidence again, although that is not determinative of the matter, has also been canvassed and there is no indication to the contrary as far as that’s concerned.”
The former Manchester United ace denies all charges and will next appear in court on July 31 for the trial.
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