Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

The current Wales manager, 47, has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to PR worker Kate Greville, 36, and common assault of a woman in her 20s.

Both counts relate to an incident on the evening of Sunday November 1 2020.

Giggs, of Chatsworth Road, Worsley, has also been charged with one count of coercive and controlling behaviour between December 2017 and November 2020.

He has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday April 28.

Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday November 1 to reports of a disturbance at an address on Chatsworth Road, Worsley.

A woman in her 30s was treated for injuries at the scene.

In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service said: “We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

“A charge of assault by beating relating to a second woman has also been authorised.

“The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police.

“Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”

Giggs won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups.

He is also a co-owner of League Two side Salford City.