Ryan Giggs, 47, heads out for a coffee run with his girlfriend Zara Charles, 33, in Manchester – ahead of facing trial for ‘controlling and coercing his ex’
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And Ryan Giggs cut a casual figure as he headed out for coffee with his long-term girlfriend Zara Charles in Manchester on Monday.
The former Manchester United star, 47, carried a Costa Coffee cup in hand while he enjoyed the low-key stroll, as he prepares to face trial after being accused of controlling and coercing his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville.
Time for a walk: Ryan Giggs, 47, cut a casual figure as he headed out for coffee with his long-term girlfriend Zara Charles, 33, in Manchester on Monday
Ryan cut a casual figure in a black hoodie and grey scarf as he headed out for a walk with his girlfriend.
The sportsman was accompanied by Zara and his dog as they strolled with a coffee in hand.
Zara wrapped up in a cosy grey padded jacket, with matching leggings and boots for the relaxed outing, which comes in the midst of ongoing legal woes for Ryan.
Outing: The former Manchester United star carried a Costa Coffee cup in hand as he enjoyed the low-key stroll
At the end of July, a court heard that Ryan allegedly kicked his former girlfriend Kate Greville in the back before throwing her out of a five-star hotel bedroom naked after she accused him of flirting with other women.
Ryan is also accused of head-butting Kate and controlling and coercive behaviour against her lasting more than three years.
He allegedly assaulted his former lover, 36, and caused her actual bodily harm at his home in, Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1 last year.
The Welsh football coach is also charged with common assault by beating against Ms Grenville’s sister Emma Greville during the same incident at his home.
Drama: Zara wrapped up in a cosy grey padded jacket, with matching leggings and boots for the relaxed outing, which comes in the midst of ongoing legal woes for Ryan
Manchester Crown Court heard the alleged controlling or coercive behaviour took place between August 2017 and November 2020 the details of which were set out by prosecutor Tim Evans.
Ryan, who denies all three charges, spoke only to confirm his name and enter not guilty pleas from the dock during the 33-minute hearing.
Lisa Roberts QC, defending, said: ‘These are serous allegations each of which is challenged.’ The court also heard that there’s an ongoing civil case involving ownership of the couple’s dog.
Charges: At the end of July, a court heard that Ryan allegedly kicked his former girlfriend in the back before throwing her out of a five-star hotel bedroom naked after she accused him of flirting with other women
At an earlier hearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Andrea Griffiths said the assault charge against Kate was an alleged domestic assault involving a ‘deliberate headbutt’ aggravated by the fact Giggs was ‘in drink’.
He was charged with offences in April and he issued a statement at the time, saying: ‘I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations. I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name.’
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) later announced it had noted the decision of The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to charged Giggs and caretaker boss Robert Page would manage the country at the European Championship finals.
The former Manchester United midfielder was bailed and appeared at a pre-trial hearing on October 8. His conditions of bail are that he must not contact Kate or Emma Greville or go to any address where they are.
He’s due to stand trial on January 24, 2022.
Work: The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups