Ryan Giggs’ assault trial began on Monday
Giggs is in court this week. © Danny Lawson / PA Images via Getty Images
Former Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs subjected his former girlfriend Kate Greville to «systematic and at times violent abuse,» jurors at his assault trial were told on Monday.
Over a near three-year relationship, Giggs, 48, carried out a «litany» of physical and psychological abuse and «entirely lost his self-control» when he allegedly attacked Kate Greville and then elbowed her sister in the jaw as they argued about Giggs’ alleged infidelity, it was also claimed.
This incident occurred at their former home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1 in 2020 where Giggs is said to have «deliberately head-butted» Greville and elbowed her sister Emma in the jaw as she tried to stop them from «grappling together down on the floor».
In another ugly alleged skirmish at London’s luxury Stafford Hotel, Giggs is said to have kicked Greville in the back and then threw her «out of the hotel bedroom naked» followed by her bag when she accused him of flirting with other women.
The trial being held at Minshull Street crown court in Manchester also heard details of threatening and expletive-laden messages that Giggs sent his ex-partner.