Ryan Giggs’ ex-girlfriend “screamed in pain” during a 999 call after he allegedly headbutted her in the face, a jury heard.
The former Manchester United footballer is on trial at Manchester Crown Court accused of assaulting and actually assaulting public relations manager Kate Greville, 38, at his home in Worsley, Greater, Manchester.
He also allegedly assaulted her younger sister Emma, 26, by elbowing her in the jaw in the same incident on November 1, 2020.
Kate Greville had returned alone in a taxi to the address after a post-dinner argument with Giggs at his hotel on the Stock Exchange in Manchester city center, where she accused him of texting a number of women in recent months.
Giggs, 48, arrived separately and the line continued as they tussled over their mobile phones, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Emma Greville, who was caring for the couple’s dog, called police at 10.05pm and when asked what happened said: “Bodily harm. Headbutted her.”
In the recording of the call played to the jury, she urges police to “come quickly” as a woman – Kate Greville – can be heard crying.
The operator asks, “Does she need an ambulance, that lady screaming in the background?”
Emma Greville replies: “I think yes. He just headbutted her in the face.”
Then Emma Greville is heard saying, “What? Ryan, I’ll say anything I want to say. You headbutted my sister.
“I don’t care if your daughter is 17, I don’t care about your daughter.”
Kate Greville screams in the background: “In the face you f***** prick.”
Later the operator asks: “What injuries does your sister have?”
She replies, “I think he banged his head on her lip, there’s blood all over her.”
The operator says, “Okay, why is she yelling? Why?”
Emma Greville says, “Because she’s in so much pain.”
When asked who the alleged perpetrator was, she replies: “Ryan Giggs, footballer Ryan Giggs.”
The operator replies, “Okay, as in ‘den’ Ryan Giggs?”
“Yes,” says Emma Greville. She later says, “He’s coming back now. Can you please come quickly?”
The operator replies, “We’re on blue lights and sirens, OK?”
Emma Greville says: “Because he said he was going to headbutt me. He comes back.”
The operator replies: “Stay there, the police are very close. There in 60 seconds.”
Giggs can be heard in the background saying, “Kate, all I wanted was my phone, now we’re going to… thanks Emma.”
Emma Greville tells Giggs: “No, you said you already called the police. You told me.”
Giggs later says, “All losers.”
Emma Greville replies: “Yeah, we’re all losers? All losers, yes. What are you waiting for? Just go away.”
The operator asks, “Do you still think Kate needs an ambulance?”
Emma Greville replies, “I don’t know. It’s just a split lip, I can’t tell you that.”
The operator says, “I just want to make sure she doesn’t have a broken jaw or something?”
Emma Greville replies, “Yeah, I can’t see that. He punched her straight in the face. So I can’t see.”
The operator then asks, “Okay, where’s your sister?”
Emma Greville replies: “She’s inside. He’s waiting for the police outside at the gate. He already told me he called the police. Come? How long now? He comes back.”
She later says, “He screams and yells. I need her to come fast. What, what’s going on?
Kate Greville continues to cry in the background as the operator asks, “What’s wrong with her?”
Emma Greville replies: “You? I do not know.”
The operator asks, “Is anyone involved even drunk?”
Emma Greville said, “Yes, both.”
Police officers were present when the three parties involved were spoken to.
Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Kate Greville as he was being led unhandcuffed off the property and into the back of a police van.
He was arrested again after allegations by Emma Greville.
Giggs denies the allegations and also denies an allegation that he used controlling and coercive behavior against Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020.
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