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Ryan Giggs accuses ex-girlfriend of secretly stopping contraception as she admits to cancer lie

Ryan Giggs' defence barrister has accused the former Manchester United star's ex-girlfriend of attempting to get pregnant as their relationship neared its conclusion, with Kate Greville saying she regrets lying to him about having cancerous cells when she was instead going to a hospital appointment to have her contraceptive coil removed.

Giggs is accused of assaulting Ms. Greville and her younger sister, Emma Greville, 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.

Ms. Greville is on the witness stand for a third day and this afternoon admitted to lying to Giggs in messages in which she said cancerous cells were flagged up in a smear test.

A series of messages between Ms. Greville and her friend Courtney Lang were read out. In one the public relations executive, 36, wrote that "I am not walking away with nothing." She told the court this was in reference to the dog she owned with Giggs.

But Chris Daw QC, representing the defendant, read another message Ms. Greville sent to her friend in which she said "I'm getting my coil out." Judge Hilary Manley questioned the relevance of the message being read in court before Daw, addressing Greville, said: "Your plan was to get pregnant by Mr Giggs, wasn't it?"

"Absolutely not," Ms. Greville replied.

The cross-examination moved on to Greville messaging Giggs that she needed to go to hospital following a smear test that showed "cancerous cells."

Ms. Greville, who was aware that Giggs had been seeing other women, told the court that she was going to an appointment to get her coil removed and she also wanted an STD test. "It was the only thing I could think of," she told the court. "It was awful. I regret saying those things but I need to say something to get him off my back."

Mr. Daw suggested Greville continued having sex with Giggs after she had her coil removed, which she denied.

“If you became pregnant with Mr Giggs you would have received a significant financial settlement and been tied as a couple forever,” Mr. Daw said.

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