Ryan Giggs and Zara Charles’ loved-up display amid his alleged assault charges (Image: SplashNews.com)
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Ryan Giggs and his girlfriend Zara Charles put on a loved-up display as they jetted off on holiday amid his alleged assault allegations.
The 47-year-old Welshman was snapped with new girlfriend Zara, 33, at Manchester Airport.
And the pair looked in good spirits despite former Manchester United footballer Ryan currently being on conditional police bail pending a trial next year for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend Kate Greville and her sister.
Ryan, wearing an all-black outfit and matching face-mask, was photographed checking-in for a flight at Manchester Airport.
And girlfriend Zara was right behind him as the pair jetted away to Spain.
Ryan and girlfriend Zara are spotted at Manchester Airport amid his ongoing court drama
Zara wore a striking leopard print top, waist-flashing crop-top, stylish white blazer and stonewash jeans.
She also wore trendy Veja trainers, but soon found herself in trouble with airport staff for not wearing a face mask.
After being reprimanded she joined Ryan in wearing a mask and the couple checked in for their trip.
Former footballer Ryan and Zara check in for a flight
Ryan will go on trial in January charged with actually bodily harm for allegedly headbutting his ex Kate, 36, and controlling or coercive behaviour throughout their turbulent relationship.
The former winger has also been charged with common assault for allegedly hitting Kate’s younger sister, Emma, during the same alleged incident at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on 1 November.
Ryan faces three charges in total, with prosecutors having alleged Kate’s abuse lasted almost three years.
Ryan and Zara check in their luggage prior to their trip
And he will have a chance to defend himself against the charges on 24 January when his high-profile trial is set to take place.
At his first appearance in the dock at Manchester Magistrate’s Court, the three charges were read out to Ryan, who subsequently entered a not guilty pleas to them all.
And then at a court hearing in May, a plea and trial preparation session at Manchester Magistrates' Court, the footballer was told he would have to wait until next year for his trial.
Former Manchester United ace Ryan is due in court on 24 January next year
Ryan will face a trial of up to three weeks and potential jurors will be asked if they have any allegiance to a football team.
Following the original announcement of the charges, Ryan denied the allegations and stressed he would try and clear his name.
"I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations,” he said in a statement.
Ryan's girlfriend Zara was not wearing a face mask and was to put one on by airport staff
“I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name."
Last month Ryan was snapped enjoying an al fresco lunch with a pal at The Garden Vegan Café in Hale Village, Cheshire.
He appeared in good spirits as he enjoyed a hot beverage and whiled away the afternoon in the café.
Ryan has been charged with three offences and will appear at Crown Court next year
(Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)
Ryan stepped down as boss the Wales national team when the alleged assault allegations first came to light.
He had been due to manage his country at this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament, but was replaced by caretaker boss Robert Page.
Giggs won 64 caps for Wales and had a glittering playing career with Manchester United, for whom is he the club’s record appearance-maker.
Ryan is alleged to have assaulted former girlfriend Kate Greville
(Image: Kate Greville/Twitter)
He won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies, four FA Cups and three League Cups.
He is a co-owner of League Two side Salford City and the Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester, as well as having a string of other business interests since retiring from playing.