Wales manager Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting women and coercive control

Wales manager and former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 5:41 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 5:42 pm

He is accused of causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s at an address in Salford last November.

Mr Giggs, of Worsley, is also charged with coercive or controlling behaviour between 2017 and 2020.

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

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Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs is charged with three offences. (Getty Images)

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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."

Giggs, 47, has been released on bail ahead of the court appearance.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called at around 10.05pm on November 1 to reports of a disturbance at an address in Worsley.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed assistant manager Robert Page will take charge of Wales at this summer's European Championships.

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