Ryan Giggs, 48, enjoys an al-fresco lunch with his girlfriend Zara Charles, 33

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Ryan Giggs enjoyed an al-fresco lunch with his girlfriend Zara Charles in Cheshire on Wednesday.

The football coach, 48, and the beauty, 33, looked relaxed as they had some tea and food after taking their pet pooch for a sunny walk. 

Their outing comes amid Ryan’s legal woes, as he is due to stand trial in August after being accused of controlling and coercing his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville. 

Dining: Ryan Giggs enjoyed an al-fresco lunch with his girlfriend Zara Charles in Cheshire on Wednesday - after his trial for'controlling and coercing his ex' was delayed to August

Dining: Ryan Giggs enjoyed an al-fresco lunch with his girlfriend Zara Charles in Cheshire on Wednesday – after his trial for ‘controlling and coercing his ex’ was delayed to August

Ryan cut a casual figure in a black sports top and matching tracksuit bottoms and wore dark shades to cover his eyes.

Meanwhile Zara flashed a hint of her abs in a cropped leopard print T-shirt and leather jacket which she teamed with tight leggings.

She wore her sunglasses on her head and opted for a very bronzed makeup look while wearing her blonde tresses in a sleek straight style.  

Out and about: The football coach, 48, and the beauty, 33, looked relaxed as they had some tea and food after taking their pet pooch for a sunny walk

Out and about: The football coach, 48, and the beauty, 33, looked relaxed as they had some tea and food after taking their pet pooch for a sunny walk

At the end of last July, a court heard that Ryan allegedly kicked his former girlfriend Kate, 36, in the back before throwing her out of a five-star hotel bedroom naked after she accused him of flirting with other women.

Ryan is also accused of head-butting Kate and controlling and coercive behaviour against her, lasting more than three years.

He allegedly assaulted his former lover and caused her actual bodily harm at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1 2020. 

The Welsh football coach is also charged with common assault by beating against Ms Grenville’s sister Emma Greville during the same incident at his home. 

Sunny day: Ryan cut a casual figure in a black sports top and matching tracksuit bottoms and beamed while having lunch

Sunny day: Ryan cut a casual figure in a black sports top and matching tracksuit bottoms and beamed while having lunch 

Manchester Crown Court heard the alleged controlling or coercive behaviour took place between August 2017 and November 2020 the details of which were set out by prosecutor Tim Evans. 

Ryan, who denies all three charges, spoke only to confirm his name and enter not guilty pleas from the dock during the 33-minute hearing.   

Lisa Roberts QC, defending, said: ‘These are serious allegations each of which is challenged.’ The court also heard that there’s an ongoing civil case involving ownership of the couple’s dog.  

At an earlier hearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Andrea Griffiths said the assault charge against Kate was an alleged domestic assault involving a ‘deliberate headbutt’ aggravated by the fact Giggs was ‘in drink’. 

He was charged with offences in April 2021 and he issued a statement at the time, saying: ‘I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations. I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name.’

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) later announced it had noted the decision of The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to charged Giggs and caretaker boss Robert Page would manage the country at the European Championship finals.

The former Manchester United midfielder was bailed and appeared at a pre-trial hearing on October 8. His conditions of bail are that he must not contact Kate or Emma Greville or go to any address where they are. 

Court: The outing comes amid legal woes, as Ryan is due to stand trial in August after being accused of controlling and coercing his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville (pictured July 2021)

Court: The outing comes amid legal woes, as Ryan is due to stand trial in August after being accused of controlling and coercing his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville (pictured July 2021)

Ryan’s hearing had been fixed for last January at Manchester Crown Court but no courtroom at the venue is available to take the case.

Earlier in the month, Judge Hilary Manley explained: ‘Unfortunately it has become necessary to vacate this trial from the list. The reason for this is because there is not a court available to accommodate this trial. 

‘Due to the large backlog of court cases which has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the need for social distancing, this is a situation which is a daily reality for the criminal courts.’

Chris Daw QC, representing Giggs, said: ‘I have of course explained the situation to him and he is extremely disappointed at the development. He is grateful efforts have been made to fix the earliest possible new date.’

Work: The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues

Work: The former winger won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, winning 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues

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