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Ryan Giggs denies assaulting 'on-off girlfriend'


Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has denied allegations of assault after police were called to his home.

Wales manager Giggs (46) was arrested and later bailed over an alleged row with "on-off girlfriend" Kate Greville, according to reports.

Two police cars were parked outside his house in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Sunday evening following reports of a disturbance involving 36-year-old PR worker Ms Greville.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment.

"A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault."

Police added the arrested man was later released on bail pending further inquiries.

A statement released yesterday morning said: "Mr Giggs denies all allegations of assault made against him.

"He is co-operating with the police and will continue to assist with their ongoing investigations."

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) cancelled a press conference yesterday following what it termed an "alleged incident" involving Giggs.

Wales were due to announce their squad for the upcoming friendly against the USA, and Nations League fixtures with Ireland and Finland.

In a later statement, the FAW said: "The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp.

"Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches."