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Ryan Giggs faces trial again over domestic violence charges

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Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs faces domestic violence charges again, a judge ruled during a hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

Giggs will face trial a second time after a judge ruled he would face retrial on domestic violence charges.

The former Manchester United winger was on trial for four weeks but last week the jury reached no verdict after more than 20 hours of deliberation.

Giggs, 48, had denied controlling or coercive behavior towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38, over a three-year period.

He also denied having “lost control” at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on 1 November 2020, during an argument at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, headbutting her and attacking Ms Greville’s sister Emma, by elbowing her in the jaw.

During a brief hearing at Manchester Crown Court, the judge granted a request from prosecutors for a second trial.

Giggs was excused from attending.

Peter Wright QC, Prosecutor, told Judge Hilary Manley: “We are seeking a retrial in relation to Mr Giggs.

“The matter was considered at a high level within the Crown Prosecution Service and the complainant’s willingness to testify, although not decisive in the matter, was also considered.

“They show a corresponding willingness.

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