A series of messages sent by Ryan Giggs and ex-girlfriend Kate Greville have been read to the jury as the former Manchester United star’s assault trial nears its conclusion.
The messages read to the jury started in October 2013 and were read in chronological order up to 2018 . In one Giggs told Greville that he loved her “more than all of his Premier League appearances, which is a lot” and the jury heard an exchange of poems that referenced the genitals of Britain’s most decorated footballer.
More messages will be read on Friday morning with the jury expected to begin their deliberations early next week.
Giggs, 48, is accused of assaulting Greville and her younger sister, Emma, at his home in Worsley, north west Manchester on November 1, 2020, with a further charge relating to controlling and coercive behaviour towards Kate Greville between 2017 and November 2020 . He denies all charges.
And after Britain’s most decorated footballer completed his time on the witness stand, members of defence counsel read a series of messages sent throughout his relationship with Ms Greville, which began in late 2013 and continued on and off until the night of the alleged assault.
The early messages
Giggs: “You look f***ing unbelievable. You are by far the funniest girl I’ve ever met.”
Ms Greville: “Thank you, you’ve made me blush.”
Giggs:” Morning baby. Today I will love you like there’s no tomorrow and tomorrow I will do it again.”
Giggs (while in a meeting with Salford City): “Please don’t leave me hanging Kate, I don’t know if we’ve fallen out or not… Love you baby so much xxx…. You look f***ing unbelievably beautiful.”
A selection of messages from 2017
Giggs: “I have really never made you cringe, truthfully Kate?”
Ms Greville: “Never, you’re my absolute ideal, my best friend. You’ll never make me cringe, even if you tried….
Giggs: “You’re amazing Kate, you’re the most impressive girl I’ve ever met and I adore you.”
Giggs: “I love you more than all my Premier League appearances, which is a lot.”
“A supermodel and thoroughbred”
Giggs: “Morning, I have to continually ask myself this question. How the f*** did I pull you? You’re a painting, supermodel, thoroughbred, an absolute dream.”
Giggs: Kate I love you to the next planet those clever f****er at Nasa finds, plus all my Premier League appearances which is a lot. Love you baby.”
Ms Greville: “You’re my world Giggsy baby, have a great day darling…”
Pulled over by police
[Ms Greville messages Giggs to say she had been pulled over while driving by “CID.”]
Giggs: Are you ok?
Ms Greville: “I’m fine. He was a child and I said, ‘Sorry dear, sorry dear, please don’t give me a fine’. He said: ‘Okay, don’t tell anyone.'”
The love poems
Giggs: “I adore you, I am infatuated by you, I appreciate you, I can’t live without you, I can’t stop thinking about you when we’re apart… you’re my sunshine, my wish, my soulmate, my strength, my one and only, #nottheresidents, you’re my precious, you and I.”
Ms Greville replied with a poem that ended: “Every day you do me proud, because you’re well endowed.”
Giggs: “My darling Kate. Unequivocally our love was fate. I fell in love with you at first sight. I remember cos I was as high as a kite those beautiful eyes made me shiver. I’m not going to lie I think of you I dream of you. Can’t help thinking pulling you was my greatest ever coup.
“That stomach those abs, those pictures you send so I can keep tabs. You make me feel funny down there. Especially when you’re there and you look up and stare I am beginning to think you are always right. That’s ok it will keep us tight. I’m gonna end by saying you are my love, my friend, my soul. And most of all you believe in me which makes me as hard as a totem pole.”
Handcuffs and a paddle
[Giggs sends Ms Greville a link to an Agent Provocateur paddle]
Ms Greville: “What is that?”
Giggs: “You asked me to be a bit more assertive.”
Ms Greville said: “I’m intrigued, when are we using this?”
Giggs: “As soon as I’ve used these bad boys”
[He sends a link to handcuffs]
Ms Greville: “Amazing!!!xx”
Giggs: “They f***ing are.”
Ms Greville: “Still have no idea what that other thing is.”
Ms Greville: “Honestly no idea.”
Giggs: “Paddle, that or a whip.”
Ms Greville: “Oh my god, it’s brilliant”
Giggs: “Too much?”
Ms Greville: “No.”
The trial continues.
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