Ryan Giggs breaks down in courtroom describing night time in cell as ‘worst expertise’



ormer Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has damaged down in courtroom as he described his night time in a police cell as “the worst expertise of my life”.

The 48-year-old stated he was taken to Pendleton police station after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting his ex-partner on November 1 2020.

The ex-Wales supervisor instructed the jury at Manchester Crown Courtroom the incident was a “kind of tug-of-war” through which he and Kate Greville “clashed heads” after he tried to seize her telephone.

I used to be scared. I’d by no means been in that place earlier than, so scared

Requested by his lawyer, Chris Daw QC, how he engaged with the police after they arrived at his house in Worsley, Higher Manchester, Giggs stated: “Simply answered their questions.”

Describing his emotional state on the time, he stated: “I used to be scared. I’d by no means been in that place earlier than, so scared.”

Giggs confirmed he was arrested, taken to the police station and spent the night time in a cell.

He then began crying as he stated it was the “worst expertise of my life”.

Giggs instructed the courtroom he obtained “hardly any” sleep that night time and spoke to a solicitor for the primary time the subsequent day.

The defendant instructed jurors he would by no means headbutt Ms Greville, telling the courtroom he and his ex-girlfriend “completely misplaced stability as a result of we slipped on the procuring luggage”.

Earlier on Wednesday, Giggs instructed the courtroom concerning the “tough” intercourse life he loved with Ms Greville.

He’s on trial accused of assaulting the 38-year-old and her youthful sister, Emma Greville, 26, at his house. He’s additionally accused of utilizing controlling and coercive behaviour in opposition to his ex.

Ryan Giggs arriving at Manchester Crown Courtroom (Peter Byrne/PA) / PA Wire

Talking concerning the incident at his house, Giggs stated: “I used to be annoyed that Kate wouldn’t give me my telephone again so I attempted to get her telephone.

“As I went to seize the telephone I’m dealing with the cloakroom door and Kate has her again to that door. We each slipped on the luggage and I fell on Kate into the cloakroom.”

Mr Daw requested: “Was that deliberate in your half?”

Giggs replied: “No, we simply completely misplaced stability as a result of we slipped on the procuring luggage.

“My head was round her waist peak. Then Kate simply proceeded to kicking me within the head.”

“Did you do something bodily?” Mr Daw requested.

Giggs stated: “No, as quickly as we have been on the ground I used to be simply defending my head. After these six, seven kicks to the pinnacle, I simply obtained up and we went our separate methods.”

He stated he didn’t see Emma Greville when the wrestle happened.

Ryan Giggs giving proof at Manchester Crown Courtroom (Elizabeth Cook dinner/PA) / PA Wire

Mr Daw requested: “Did you intentionally elbow Emma?” and Giggs replied: “No.”

The previous Wales supervisor stated he later discovered his telephone on a window sill close to the entrance door.

Mr Daw requested: “Had been they (the sisters) displaying indicators they have been prepared to go away?”

Giggs replied: “Not likely, no. Mac (Giggs’s canine) was nonetheless working about.”

He stated he later found Kate Greville’s telephone within the utility room and put it in his trouser pocket, including: “It was tit for tat. If she was going to take my telephone, I used to be going to take her telephone.

“She stated she needed her telephone again and I stated I used to be not giving it again.

“Stupidly I stored on to her telephone. Then Kate kind of grabbed my wrist whereas my hand was in my pocket and led me to the fridge.

“I used to be not resisting. We went throughout the kitchen island.”

Kate obtained extra aggressive as a result of she was not getting any pleasure from getting my wrist from my pocket

Mr Daw requested: “How far did the 2 of you get across the island?”

Giggs replied: “All the way in which spherical as much as the eating room desk and chairs. Kate had then stopped as a result of her again was in opposition to the chair and desk.

“The tugging simply obtained just a little bit extra aggressive… we have been dealing with one another, it was kind of tug-of-war and we then clashed heads.

“It occurred actually shortly. I felt my lips in opposition to hers.”

Mr Daw requested: “What was her response?”

Giggs stated: “I may see fairly clearly she had been damage. She simply fell backwards, extra in direction of the desk.”

“Who was turning into extra aggressive?” Mr Daw requested.

Giggs stated: “Kate obtained extra aggressive as a result of she was not getting any pleasure from getting my wrist from my pocket.”

“Did she (Kate Greville) say something at that time?”


“Did she say something after that to say what had occurred?”

“She accused me of hitting her within the face. She accused me of headbutting her.”

“Did you at any stage put your fingers on Kate’s shoulders and forcefully and intentionally headbutt her within the face?”

“No, I didn’t.”

“Would you ever do such a factor?”


Emma Greville then dialled 999, the courtroom heard.

Mr Daw requested Giggs how he felt concerning the implications of being accused on this method.

Giggs stated: “Confused, scared. As a result of it now regarded like a scenario that was fully completely different. I used to be scared.”

The defendant denies wrongdoing and the trial continues.

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