Western Mail

Giggs bail extended after arrest on suspicion of assault


WALES football boss Ryan Giggs has had his bail extended after he was arrested on suspicion of assault.

The Manchester United legend, 47, was arrested and later bailed in November after a reported row with his “on-off girlfriend” Kate Greville.

In a statement yesterday, a Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “A 46-year-old man (now aged 47) arrested on suspicion of section 39 common assault and section 47 assault in November 2020 has had his bail extended until Saturday May 1. This relates to an incident reported to police at 10.05pm on Sunday November 1 2020, on Chatsworth Road, Worsley. A file remains with the CPS and a decision is expected in due course.”

Police were seen parked outside the star’s home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November following reports of the disturbanc­e involving 36-year-old PR worker Ms Greville.

A statement released on behalf of Giggs at the time said: “Mr Giggs denies all allegation­s of assault made against him. He is co-operating with the police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigat­ions.”

Giggs missed Wales’ Nations League fixtures following his arrest and Robert Page was put in caretaker charge.

The former footballer 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.

SIXTEEN more people have died with coronaviru­s in Wales and more than 300 new positive cases have been identified.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales reveal that 308 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the latest 24-hour period, a decrease from 312 the previous day, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 203,180.

The number of people who have died with coronaviru­s in Wales within a month of a positive test now stands at 5,300.

The infection rate across Wales is now 75.2 cases per 100,000 population based on the seven days up to February 21, a slight drop. Infection rates have reduced to levels not seen since September but are now falling much more slowly than they were in January.

Anglesey is the local authority with the highest infection rate in Wales, with a seven-day rate of 108.5 cases per 100,000, up from 101.4.

Cardiff is now second with a seven-day rate of 98.7, down from 103.8, and Conwy is third with 94.7, up from 93.9.

Across Wales the positivity rate of tests is unchanged at 6.8% for the past seven-day period, below a key Welsh Government threshold for easing lockdown restrictio­ns.

The highest rate is in Cardiff where 9.2% of tests have come back positive in the last week.

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