Monday 15 August 2022 10:34 AM Ryan Giggs arrives at court for second week of assault trial trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 10:34 AM Ryan Giggs arrives at court for second week of assault trial trends now
Monday 15 August 2022 10:34 AM Ryan Giggs arrives at court for second week of assault trial trends now

Monday 15 August 2022 10:34 AM Ryan Giggs arrives at court for second week of assault trial trends now

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has today arrived back in court for the second week of his assault and controlling behaviour trial.

The former footballer, 48, arrived at Manchester Crown Court this morning for the sixth day of evidence in the trial.

He is accused of 'headbutting' ex-partner Kate Greville and using coercive and controlling behaviour towards her during their 'toxic' six-year on-and-off relationship.

The ex-Wales winger is also accused of assaulting her sister, Emma, during the November 2020 incident at his £1.7million Manchester in Worsley, Manchester. Giggs denies all of the allegations and is currently on trial.

Ryan Giggs trial - A summary: What the jury heard on Friday - on day five of the trial - as court was played dramatic 999 call from night of alleged assault 

On Friday, the court heard:

A recording of the dramatic 999 call made by Emma Greville - the sister of Ryan Giggs's ex-girlfriend Kate Greville - on the night of the alleged assault; When asked the identity of the suspect she was calling about, Emma Greville tells a 999 operator: 'Ryan Giggs, the footballer, Ryan Giggs'; The astonished call handler then replies: 'The Ryan Giggs?'; During the call, Emma Greville tells the operator: 'He headbutted her lip, she's got blood everywhere'; Kate Greville can be heard screaming and crying in the background and at one point says: 'Oh my God it's so bad'; Giggs is heard saying: 'Kate, all I wanted was my phone'; Jurors also watched police bodycam footage of the moment that officers arrive at the property; Giggs can be seen wearing a white shirt and standing at the front door of the £1.7million mansion in Worsley, Manchester; Later footage shows Giggs in his kitchen with a small blood mark on his shirt as he is spoken to by officers, who say he is being accused of an assault; He tells the officer: 'We had an argument and she said "I'm taking the dog". We recently had a puppy, he's in the garage. "He's my puppy, no it's not he's mine", that kind of thing'; He then tells the officer that he 'stupidly' refused to hand over Kate Greville's mobile phone which he had taken off her, before saying: 'I hit her in the lip', before accusing Ms Greville of 'kicking' him 'in the head' and 'busting his lip'; The court also heard a statement from one of the officers who arrived at the scene.  The officer said how Giggs, who admitted that he had been drinking that night, 'had blood around his mouth' when he arrived at the former Wales midfielder's property; The officer said he found Kate Greville sitting on floor of the kitchen 'visibly upset'; Giggs is accused of assaulting Kate Greville and her sister Emma during the incident at his home in November 2020;  He is also accused of using coercive and controlling behaviour towards his ex-partner during their six-year on-and-off relationship;  The former Manchester United star, 48, denies the allegations and is currently on trial at Manchester Crown Court;

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It comes after jurors were on Friday shown police bodycam footage of Giggs being arrested in a 'blood-stained shirt' after telling officers how he 'hit' his ex-girlfriend Kate 'in the lip'.

The court heard how the pair had earlier argued at dinner after PR executive Ms Greville 'accused' him of 'couple of things' before returning alone to the property, where they then rowed over their five-month-old golden retriever – 'Mac'.

Ms Greville previously told the court she had found evidence on an iPad that Giggs had engaged in 'full-on' relationships with eight other women during their six-year on and off relationship, and initially told police at the scene the number was as high as 12.

The officer said how Giggs, who admitted that he had been drinking that night, 'had blood around his mouth' when he arrived at the former Wales midfielder's property. The officer said how he found Ms Greville sitting on floor of the kitchen 'visibly upset'.

In the footage, Giggs, seen wearing a white shirt with a blood mark on it, responds to say he and Ms Greville, 38, had been out for a meal and a 'few drinks in town', while her sister looked after their dog at the house.

The ex-Wales midfielder tells the officer that, following an argument, he had asked his ex-partner to leave the property and the pair had 'got into a little bit of a tangle'.

He then tells the police he tried to get his phone off her during the incident and there had been a 'struggle on the floor'. Giggs alleges to the police 'she kicked me' and 'bust my lip'. 

In the footage, Giggs tells the officer 'We had an argument and she said "I'm taking the dog". We recently had a puppy, he's in the garage. "He's my puppy, no it's not he's mine", that kind of thing.'

He then tells the officer that he 'stupidly' refused to hand over Ms Greville's mobile phone which he had taken off her, before saying: 'I hit her in the lip', before accusing Ms Greville of 'kicking' him 'in the head' and 'busting his lip'.

Later bodycam footage shows the officer cautioning a calm-looking Giggs – who is not put in handcuffs – before he is walked to a police van and locked in the back.

On Friday, jurors also heard two dramatic 999 calls made after the footballer's alleged assault. During the calls, Ms Greville is heard shouting in the background: 'Oh my god it's so bad,' while her sister says: 'There's blood everywhere'.

During the 999 recording, the call handler asks who the alleged offender is, prompting Emma to say: 'Ryan Giggs. The footballer Ryan Giggs.'

The astonished call handler then replies: 'The Ryan Giggs?' 

It comes after Ms Greville last week denied under cross-examination from Giggs's lawyers that she had 'planned' to get pregnant with his child as their relationship broke down.

The court heard messages shared between Ms Greville and a friend in which he said: 'I am not walking away with nothing'.

Jurors were also told how she had visited hospital to get her contraceptive coil removed, after telling Giggs she was going due to 'cancerous cells' discovered during a smear test.

Giggs's lawyer, Chris Daw QC, said: 'Your plan was to get pregnant by Mr Giggs.' Ms Greville said: 'No, absolutely not.'

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has today arrived back in court for the second week of his assault and controlling behaviour trial. The former footballer, 48, arrived at Manchester Crown Court this morning for the sixth day of evidence in the trial 

The former footballer, 48, arrived at Manchester Crown Court this morning (pictured) for the sixth day of evidence in the trial

He is accused of 'headbutting' ex-partner Kate Greville (pictured) and using coercive and controlling behaviour towards her during their 'toxic' six-year on-and-off relationship

The former footballer, 48, arrived at Manchester Crown Court this morning (pictured left) for the sixth day of evidence in the trial. He is accused of 'headbutting' ex-partner Kate Greville (pictured right) and using coercive and controlling behaviour towards her during their 'toxic' six-year on-and-off relationship 

Ms Greville (pictured) previously told the court she had found evidence on an iPad that Giggs had engaged in 'full-on' relationships with eight other women during their six-year on and off relationship, and initially told police at the scene the number was as high as 12

Ms Greville (pictured) previously told the court she had found evidence on an iPad that Giggs had engaged in 'full-on' relationships with eight other women during their six-year on and off relationship, and initially told police at the scene the number was as high as 12

On Friday - the fifth day of the trial - jurors were played a recording of Emma Greville's 999 call with the police following the alleged assault on her sister.

Emma, asked by the call handler why she is calling, says:  'Assault. He's headbutted her.' 

Swearing can then be heard in the background, along with crying and an argument between Giggs and Ms Greville.

Emma then says: 'Can you come quickly?', with the call handler asking: 'Does she need an ambulance?'

In the recording, Emma then says: 'He's just headbutted in her face. 'What? Ryan, I am saying anything I want to f***ing say. You have headbutted my sister. I don't care if your daughter is 17, I don't care about your daughter.'

Court hears moment astonished 999 call handler asked, 'THE Ryan Giggs?' when her sister phoned for police after 'assault' 

Emma: 'We need the police please.'

Operator: 'Where do you need police?' 

Emma: '(Gives address). Can we have them now please? What's your postcode, what is it Kate? (Gives address again).'

Operator: 'What is the offence?'

Emma: 'Assault. Headbutted her.'

*Swearing can be heard in the background and Kate is heard crying

Emma: 'Please can you come quickly? He's just headbutted in her face.'

Operator: 'Does she need an ambulance?' 

*Giggs is heard shouting something inaudible.

Emma: 'Yes I think so, he's headbutted her in the face. What? Ryan, I am saying anything I want to f***ing say. You have headbutted my sister.'

'I don't care if your daughter is 17, I don't care about your daughter.' 

*Crying is heard in the background.

Operator: 'What's he called?'

Emma: 'Ryan Giggs.'

*Giggs is heard shouting something inaudible 

Emma: 'It will be on the news, because you've just headbutted my sister.'

*Giggs in the background: 'She's a psycho. She's a psycho'

*Kate can be heard crying in the background

Operator: 'What injuries has your sister got?

Emma: 'He headbutted her lip, she's got blood everywhere.'

Operator: 'A fat lip, a bruised lip?'

Emma: 'Yeah.'

Operator: 'Why is she screaming?'

Emma: 'Because she's in so much pain

Operator: 'Why?'

Emma: 'Because he's headbutted her in the lip.

Operator: 'What's your name?' 

Emma: 'Emma Greville.' 

*Kate heard in the background: 'Oh my god it's so bad.'

Call ends 

Second call 

Operator: 'Police are on their way.'

Operator: 'What's his name?

Emma: 'Ryan Giggs. The footballer, Ryan Giggs.'

Operator: 'The Ryan Giggs?'

Emma: 'Yes. He is coming back now. Can you come quick please?'

Operator: 'We are on blue lights and sirens, OK?'

Emma: 'Because he has said he is going to headbutt me. He is coming back.'

Operator: 'Stay there, the police are very close. There in 60 seconds.'

*Ryan in the background: 'Kate, Kate, all I wanted was my phone, now we will be... thanks Emma.'

Emma: 'No, you said you called the police already. You told me.'

*Giggs in the background: 'All losers.'

Emma: 'Yeah, we are all losers? All losers, yes. What are you waiting for? Just go away.'

Operator: 'Do you still think Kate needs an ambulance?'

Emma: 'I don't know. It's just a burst lip, I can't tell you.'

*This is not the full transcript*

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The call handler then ask: 'What's he called?' prompting Emma to reply: 'Ryan Giggs.' Giggs can then be heard shouting something inaudible in the background. She then responds: 'It will be on the news, because you've just headbutted my sister.' 

Giggs is then heard in the background saying: 'She's

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