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Ex-Man Utd star Ryan Giggs ‘sold £1.7million Tudor-style mansion where he is accused of headbutting former girlfriend Kate Greville’ before his domestic violence trial
- Ryan Giggs’ former mansion in Worlsey, Greater Manchester, sold for £1.7million
- It was there that he was accused of headbutting former girlfriend Kate Greville
- Greville, 36, alleged he was coercive and controlling while they lived in the home
- Giggs sold the five-bed house in June, weeks before his trial started on August 8
The mock Tudor mansion where Ryan Giggs was accused of headbutting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville was sold for £1.7million shortly before he went on trial, it has been revealed.
The former Manchester United star, 48, sold the five bedroom property in Worsley, Greater Manchester, earlier this summer.
An insider said: ‘He just wanted to get rid of it and put it behind him.
Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, 48, offloaded the property in Worlsey in June, weeks before his trial started on August 8
The house in Worsley, Greater Manchester, which was the scene of claims made by Kate Greville against her former boyfriend Ryan Giggs, was sold for £1.7million in June
‘He loved that place and had owned it for over 20 years but he knew it needed to go.’
The property, which Gigg’s mother once lived in, was listed on the market on March 31 and apparently struggled to sell, despite its attractive features and desirable location.
The listing stated it was an ‘an elegant Tudor-style detached home’.
‘Located within one of the areas most prestigious and sought after gated developments,’ it added.
Giggs was accused of coercively controlling Greville for three years as well as attacking her.
However, after almost 23 hours of deliberation, the seven women and four men on the jury at Manchester Crown Court were discharged after failing to reach a verdict.
There were only 11 jurors because one became ill and was discharged last week.
The hearing, which lasted 17 days, is estimated to have cost the taxpayer more than £100,000.
The former Manchester United player, 48, was accused of using coercive and controlling behaviour against ex-girlfriend Kate Greville. Pictured: Ryan Giggs leaves Manchester Crown Court
Giggs must now wait a week to find out whether prosecutors will run a re-trial. But due to the scale of court delays, the first available date it could be heard again at Manchester Crown Court is June.
The former footballer dropped his head and appeared crestfallen when the date was relayed to the court. Giggs’s mother, Lynne, who has supported her son throughout and looked on from the public gallery, held her head in her hands.
Outside court she said her son’s life was ‘on hold’.
Judge Hilary Manley thanked the jury for the ‘care and attention’ they had given the case and formally discharged them.
Prosecutor Peter Wright QC asked the judge for seven days for the Crown Prosecution Service to decide whether a re-trial should be held.
She agreed and set a provisional date for June 5 next year – although she stressed this was not an official trial date or pre-emptive of a decision on whether it will happen.