Legendary Manchester United Ryan Giggs could face up to five years in jail after being charged with assaulting two women and coercive control.
The charges follow an alleged bust-up with ex-girlfriend Kate Greville at his mansion.
The 47-year-old Welsh boss who was driven to Swinton police station to be charged, said: “I will plead not guilty in court.”
Giggs was alleged to have “controlled” his ex-girlfriend for three years.
He was charged with coercive and controlling behaviour against PR executive Kate Greville.
He was further charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm to Kate, 36.
Also, he is accused of common assault of another woman in her 20s.
Last night he vowed to clear his name as the Welsh FA confirmed that his deputy Robert Page would take charge of the country’s team at this summer’s European Championships.
The coercive control count Giggs faces spans from December 2017 to November last year.
Coercive or controlling behaviour became an offence in 2015 and carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment.
It is defined in law as: “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.”
Giggs could face up to five years in jail if he is found guilty of the charges against him.
A conviction for ABH could see him jailed for four years, while common assault carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison. But any sentences are likely to run concurrently.
In a statement, Giggs said: “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.
“I would like to wish Robert Page, the coaching staff, the players and the supporters every success at the Euros this summer.”
Giggs was charged following an alleged bust-up with Kate.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.