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MANCHESTER. — Former Manchester United and Wales football star Ryan Giggs threw his then-girlfriend out of a hotel room while she was naked, a court has heard. 

Giggs (48) is on trial accused of controlling behaviour and assaulting his former girlfriend Kate Greville and her younger sister Emma. 

In an interview heard by the jury, Greville (36) told detectives Giggs was her “best friend and her soulmate” but he became “abusive and nasty”. 

Giggs has denied all the charges.

He is charged with controlling and coercive behaviour against Kate Greville between August 2017 and November 2020.

He is also charged with assaulting Kate Greville, causing her actual bodily harm, and common assault of Emma Greville at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020. Manchester Crown Court heard a police interview given by Greville weeks after she alleged the former Wales manager headbutted her in November 2020. 

Prosecutors allege this happened when Giggs came back to his house as she was preparing to move out. 

Explaining her decision to end the relationship, she said: “I needed to do something for me. I had everything taken away from me. I needed to take a bit of control.” — BBC Sport

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