Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

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

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.

Both assault charges relate to an incident on November 1 last year, which is understood to have happened at Giggs’ home in Worsley near Salford. The older woman was treated for injuries at the scene.

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

Giggs has not managed the Wales national team since his arrest.

Wales have confirmed that Robert Page will manage the team at Euro 2020.

Page was in charge during the March international break in which Wales beat the Czech Republic 1-0 and lost 3-1 to Belgium in their 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Wales next play France on June 2 in an international friendly.

Euro 2020 is scheduled to start on Friday, June 11.

Giggs, who won 64 caps for Wales, had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups.

He is also a co-owner of League Two side Salford City.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs ‘questioned on suspicion of assaulting girlfriend’


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