Man United Legend set to face Five Years in Prison After Assault Charges
Ryan Giggs landed himself in trouble after allegations emerged he had a bust-up with Kate Greville
The former midfielder was also accused of being controlling of his ex-girlfriend for three years and assault that resulted in bodily harm
The Wales manager has since released a statement in the wake of the charges, insisting he is innocent and he will be keen to clear his name
Man United legend Ryan Giggs may face up to five years in prison after he was charged with assaulting two women, including his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville.
Ryan Giggs has since pleaded innocent to the assault charges preferred upon him on Friday, April 23. Photo: Getty Images.
It was announced on Friday, April 23, the legendary midfield star was to be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service.
“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,” the prosecution said.
The development came months after it was alleged Giggs had an altercation with Greville, with the police being called to the ex-Man United star’s home in Worsley, and was later released on bail.
However, it has now emerged he could spend a few years behind bars should he be found guilty of charges being preferred upon him.
The Sun reports coercive or controlling behaviour which Giggs is being charged for attracts a maximum of five years in prison.
“An act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten a victim,” SunSport cited a clause in the law.
It has since been announced Giggs will not be taking charge of Wales as manager when the team competes in this summer’s European Championships.
The 47-year-old has since pleaded his innocence, revealing he will be keen to clear his name.
“I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations,” he said in a statement.
“I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name. I would like to wish Robert Page, the coaching staff, players and supporters every success at the Euros this summer,” the statement added.