Ryan Giggs charged with assult - Wales manager released on bail

Former Manchester United star charged by CPS and will appear in court next week

Wales boss Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Wales boss Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

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

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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.

“The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police.

“Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

Greater Manchester Police said Giggs was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm against a woman in her 30s and the common assault of a woman in her 20s.

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 missed the last six Wales games after being put on gardening leave. His deputy Rob Page has taken charge of the team.

Wales begin their Euro 2020 campaign in seven weeks against Switzerland, followed by further Group A clashes against Turkey and Italy.