Ryan Giggs is on trial for a second time after a judge ruled he faces retrial on domestic violence charges.
The former Manchester United winger was on trial for four weeks but last week the jury reached no verdict after more than 20 hours of deliberation.
Giggs, 48, had denied controlling or coercive behavior towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38, over a three-year period.
He also denied “losing control” and headbutting her and attacking Ms Greville’s sister Emma by elbowing her in the jaw during an argument at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on November 1, 2020 bumped.
During a brief hearing at Manchester Crown Court, the judge granted a request from prosecutors for a second trial.
Giggs was excused from attending.
Peter Wright QC, Prosecutor, told Judge Hilary Manley: “We are seeking a retrial in relation to Mr Giggs.
“The matter was considered at a high level within the Crown Prosecution Service and the complainant’s willingness to testify, although not decisive to the matter, was also considered.
“They show a corresponding willingness.
“Consequently, we invite you to set a date for the retrial of this matter.”
Judge Manley set a hearing date, the closest date available to both prosecutors and defense attorneys, of July 31, 2023, for a trial expected to last three to four weeks.
Giggs remains on bail until trial next year.
Another pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for July 3, 2023.
https://www.independent.ie/news/ryan-giggs-to-face-re-trial-over-domestic-violence-charges-41968409.html Ryan Giggs faces trial again on domestic violence charges