Ryan Giggs told pal ‘I just need the bars to open so I can pull some cl*nge’

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Ryan Giggs told his friend "I just need the bars to open so I can go and pull some cl*nge", a court has heard.

Kate Greville, his ex-partner, said she discovered the alleged message on his iPad. The term was made famous by the character Jay from British sitcom the Inbetweeners, a crass slang term for vagina.

On the second day of the trial, the court also heard Greville had discovered Giggs was in "full on relationships" with eight other women.

The former Manchester United winger is currently on trial at Manchester Crown Court, where he is accused of attacking and controlling his ex-girlfriend and assaulting her sister. Giggs' 10-day trial began on Monday, with his ex-partner Kate Greville giving evidence to the courtroom on Tuesday.

She has been giving evidence via a video of an interview she gave to police on November 18 2020, 17 days after Giggs allegedly caused actual bodily harm to her at his home.

The video will act as Ms Greville's evidence-in-chief before she is cross examined live on Tuesday afternoon. During her interview, she explained that she found a message sent by Giggs on his iPad.

She said that she discovered a message sent to one of his friends which read: "I just need the bars to open now so I can go and pull some cl*nge."

During the playing of the police interview, the court has also heard Ms Greville say that she was sent a naked photo of Giggs that a man had found on his wife's phone.

Giggs is accused of assaulting Ms Greville's younger sister during the same alleged incident in November 2020. He denies all allegations against him.

The 48-year-old stepped down from his role as Wales manager as a result of the accusations back in 2020 before officially leaving the role in June of this year.

He said at the time of his resignation: "After much consideration, I am standing down from my position as manager of the Wales men's national team with immediate effect.

"It has been an honour and a privilege to manage my country, but it is only right that the Wales FA, the coaching staff and the players prepare for the tournament with certainty, clarification and without speculation around the position of their head coach."

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