Ryan Giggs charged with assault and coercive control of ex-girlfriend Kate Greville after 'bust-up' at his mansion
RYAN Giggs has today been charged with coercive control and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville after a row.
The Wales manager, 47, was held after cops were called to his £1.7million mansion in Worsley, Greater Manchester on November 3.
He was quizzed at a police station before being released on bail pending further enquiries.
But the Man Utd legend was charged today with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and coercive control against PR exec Kate.
Giggs was also charged with a second count of assault against another woman aged in her 20s following the bust-up last year.
He will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on April 28.
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson 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.
“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.”
Common assault carries a maximum sentence of six months and or a fine of up to £5,000.
But the more serious charge of coercive control could see him locked up for up to five years if guilty and receive an unlimited fine.
The law was introduced in 2015 to address “controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship which causes someone to fear that violence will be used against them”.
Following the row, PR exec Kate packed her bags and fled to a secret rural location with their labrador, Mac.
She was seen walking the pooch with a bruised lip after the alleged incident.
Giggs stepped aside as Wales manager for three games after his arrest.
The ex-footballer is due to lead his country at this summer's Euro 2020 tournament, with their first game against Switzerland set to take place on June 12.
He had been dating Kate on and off since 2017.
They met when she started doing the PR for Hotel Football in 2013 after moving from Dubai.
Giggs went public with the relationship when he was pictured with her holidaying in Italy in August 2018.
It was eight months after his divorce from wife Stacey, whom he had been cheating on for eight years with brother Rhodri’s wife Natasha.
At the same time, Giggs had a fling with Big Brother's Imogen Thomas.
Giggs won the Champions League twice and the Premier League 13 times in a glittering career before becoming Wales manager in January 2018 on a four-year contract.
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