The jury is dismissed in the Ryan Giggs trial after returning no verdict after the Man Utd star was accused of head-butting his ex-girlfriend and engaging in compulsive and controlling behavior
- The former Manchester United footballer has been in court for four weeks for allegedly assaulting his ex Kate Greville
- But after more than 20 hours of deliberation, the jury of seven women and four men did not reach a verdict
- Lawyers must now consider the public interest in a retrial, but that would not happen for many months
Ryan Giggs may face a possible retrial after a jury returned a no verdict in his domestic violence trial today.
The former Manchester United footballer was on trial for four weeks but after more than 20 hours of deliberation, the jury of seven women and four men, who lost a juror to illness, reached no verdict.
Lawyers must now consider the public interest in a retrial, but another trial would not take place for many months.
Giggs, 48, had denied controlling or coercive behavior towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38, over a three-year period.
He also denied “losing control” and headbutting her and attacking Ms Greville’s sister Emma by elbowing her in the jaw during an argument at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on November 1, 2020 bumped.
Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court today, where the jury was dismissed after they failed to reach a verdict on any of the three charges he faced
Former Welsh manager Manchester United player Giggs and then-girlfriend Kate Greville were pictured together in Italy in 2018
Giggs also denied “losing control” and headbutting Ms Greville during an argument at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on November 1, 2020.
The jury first went out to consider verdicts late in the afternoon of August 23. The 12-member jury was later reduced to 11 after one juror fell ill and was dismissed.
Judge Hilary Manley yesterday gave the jury a majority decision, meaning they didn’t have to make unanimous verdicts where all 11 had agreed, but could make verdicts if a majority of 10-1 agreed.
But the jury was brought back to court this afternoon and asked if they had reached an agreement on any aspect.
The foreman of the jury at Manchester Crown Court replied: ‘No.’
When asked if there was a “realistic prospect” that they would make a judgment if they were given more time, the foreman again replied “no”.
Giggs did not respond during the brief hearing.
Judge Manley thanked the jury and released them from their duties.
Giggs was released on bail pending a hearing on September 7.
The former Manchester United footballer (seen center today) was on trial for four weeks but after more than 20 hours of deliberation, the jury of seven women and four men, who lost a juror to illness, reached no verdict
Giggs, 48, had denied controlling or coercing behavior towards Ms Greville (pictured together on their trip to Italy) over a three-year period.
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