Ryan Giggs, a former player for Manchester United, will stand trial again in 2019 on domestic violence charges.
He should appear in court once again, the judge said today at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court, and a fresh trial date has been set for July 31, 2023.
The choice was made following a jury’s inability to render a verdict last week, following a four-week trial at the same court.
Giggs, 48, denied using coercive or controlling tactics on his ex-girlfriend, Kate Greville, 38, over a three-year period.
Additionally, he denied “losing control” during a fight at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020, when he headbutted her and elbowed Ms. Greville’s sister, Emma, in the jaw.
The judge at Manchester Crown Court granted the prosecution’s request for a second trial after a brief hearing.
Giggs was given a pass to attend.
Judge Hilary Manley was informed by the prosecutor, Peter Wright QC, that a retrial in Mr. Giggs’ case was being sought.
“The subject has been discussed at a senior level within the Crown Prosecution Service, and it has also been asked whether the complainant would be ready to provide testimony, even though it is not conclusive on the matter.
They show that they are ready to act.
Therefore, we do request that you set a date for the case’s retrial.
The trial was set for the following date that was available to the attorneys for the prosecution and defense, and Judge Manley predicted that it would last three to four weeks.
Giggs won’t be released from bail until the trial the following year.
On July 3, 2023, a new pre-trial hearing was scheduled.