Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs is to face a retrial over allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, a judge has ruled.
The judge set a new trial date of 31 July next year at a short hearing on Wednesday at Manchester Crown Court.
Jurors had failed to reach verdicts following more than 20 hours of deliberations in his four-week trial.
Mr Giggs, 48, had denied controlling or coercive behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38.
He also denied “losing control” and headbutting her and assaulting Ms Greville’s sister, Emma, by elbowing her in the jaw during a row at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on 1 November 2020.
Peter Wright QC, for the prosecution, said that the case had been discussed at a senior level by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Mr Giggs quit as Wales’ manager in June.