Accused of domestic violence, Ryan Giggs speaks of an involuntary clash with his ex-girlfriend

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Accused of domestic violence, Ryan Giggs speaks of an involuntary clash with his ex-girlfriend

Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs said on Wednesday that the clash between his head and that of his girlfriend, an episode that earned him a domestic violence trial, was unintentional during an argument.

During his trial in a Manchester court, Giggs, 48, broke down in tears as he described his night in jail, following his arrest on November 1, 2020, as “the worst experience of [s] for life “. ” I was scared. It had never happened to me before, I was so scared”he said.

Giggs said the incident, at his home in suburban Manchester, began when he and his then-girlfriend Kate Greville struggled for control of a mobile phone. Their relationship, marked by eclipses, then deteriorated, but the former Wales coach, who admitted that he had never been faithful to his successive companions, believed that they were still a couple. -he tells.

During the fight, “we completely lost our balance because we slipped on the shopping bags” in the kitchen, he explained. After this fall during which “our heads collided”, “I saw that she was in pain”, added Giggs, questioned by the prosecution on Wednesday. He assured to have immediately released. Kate Greville’s sister, Emma, ​​present on the spot, had called the police, also accusing the ex-footballer of having elbowed her in the jaw.

Giggs, who pleaded not guilty, claimed not to have intentionally hit Emma Greville. On Tuesday he assured that he had never committed violence against women. Asked Wednesday by the representative of the prosecution, Peter Wright, about his propensity to “doing things when you are angry that you later regret”the ex-sportsman replied ” yes “.

Giggs must also answer for the crime of control over his partner during their relationship, which began in 2017. If he is found guilty of the charges against him, he faces up to five years in prison.

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