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Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or exercising coercive behavior, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

Wales manager Giggs 47 will appear in Manchester and at Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday April 28, a CPS spokesperson said.

He is accused of causing bodily harm at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November.

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

Giggs was also charged with assaulting a woman in her twenties during the same alleged incident.

Wales'  Coach Ryan Giggs reacts during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Bulgaria and Wales at the Vassil Levski National Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (AP Photo / Anton Uzunov)
Giggs will be replaced by interim manager Robert Page for this summer’s European Championships. Pic: AP

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘A man from Salford was charged with three offenses after police were called to report a disturbance in the Worsley area in November 2020.

“Ryan Giggs has been charged with causing bodily harm to a woman in her thirties and common assault against a woman in her twenties.

“Both counts relate to an incident on the evening of Sunday, November 1, 2020.”

Giggs is currently out on bail.

In a statement, Giggs said, “I fully respect compliance with the law and understand the seriousness of the allegations.

“I will plead not guilty in court and can’t wait to clear my name.

“I wish Robert Page, coaches, players and supporters every success at the Euros this summer.”

Giggs said he would not make any further comment while the matter is ongoing.

Ryan Giggs in action in the 1999 Champions League: final.  Pic: AP
Giggs has enjoyed a distinguished career as a Manchester United player. Final. Pic: AP

A Wales Football Association (FAW) has said assistant coach Robert Page will take charge of the Wales national team at this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament.


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This notice was published: 2021-04-23 15:06:00