Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been charged with assault. The Wales boss has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
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.”
Both assault charged relate to an incident at Giggs’ home on November 1 last year.
Greater Manchester Police said: “Ryan Giggs (29/11/1973) has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to a woman in her 30s and common assault of a woman in her 20s.
“Both counts relate to an incident on the evening of Sunday 1 November 2020.
“Giggs has also been charged with one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020.”
The Wales boss has been bailed.
And he’s due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, April 28.