Ex-Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs was today accused of harbouring a ‘sinister and ugly side’ when he ‘lost control’ and headbutted his former lover during a row over cheating at his £1.7million home.
The former Manchester United and Wales winger, 48, arrived at Manchester’s Minshull Street Court on Monday morning where he faced charges of attacking and controlling his ex-girlfriend, Kate Greville, 37, and assaulting her sister.
Peter Wright QC, for the prosecution, told the court that Giggs’s private life ‘involved a litany of abuse, both psychological and physical, of a woman he professed to love’.
The prosecutor said the result of Ms Greville’s decision to break off their relationship stemmed from an incident in November 2020 – in which she and Giggs rowed over the former Premier league star’s alleged infidelity.
Jurors heard how Giggs ‘lost control’ and allegedly headbutted his girlfriend at his £1.7m home in Worsley, Great Manchester, before going on to assault her…