Ryan Giggs: retrial date set for next year for ex Man Utd footballer

The jury failed to reach verdicts in the initial trial.

<p>Forrmer Manchester United star and Wales manager Ryan Giggs reacts as he leaves the Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court Credit: Getty</p>

Forrmer Manchester United star and Wales manager Ryan Giggs reacts as he leaves the Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court Credit: Getty

Ryan Giggs is set to face a re-trial over allegations of domestic violence.

A new trial date for the ex-Manchester United player and former Wales boss has been set for 31 July 2023 at a hearing on Wednesday (7 September) at Manchester Crown Court.

Jurors failed to reach verdicts after more than 20 hours of deliberations in a four-week trial in August at Minshull crown court.

Giggs denied controlling or coercive behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38.

The 48-year-old also denied “losing control” and headbutting her and assaulting her sister, Emma, by elbowing her in the jaw, during a row at his home in Worsley in November 2020.

In a statement after the hearing, Giggs said: “My not guilty plea remains in relation to all charges. I am confident that justice will eventually be done and my name will be cleared of all the allegations.

“I would like to thank my legal team, my mum, my children, my girlfriend Zara, as well as my closest friends, for their support throughout this period.

“I understand the level of interest and the scrutiny around this case, but I would like to ask that my and my family’s privacy is respected in the weeks and months ahead.”