RYAN Giggs’ girlfriend has today been spotted out for a run with her dog one day after the Man Utd ace’s assault trial collapsed.
Zara Charles donned black leggings and a white t-shirt as she jogged with her dog in Manchester.
It came hours after the ex-Man Utd ace’s trial collapsed when jurors failed to reach a verdict.
He was accused of headbutting his ex Kate Greville, 38, and of coercively controlling her over a three-year period.
Jurors yesterday failed to reach a verdict and the Manchester Crown Court trial collapsed.
Giggs denied all charges against him, including an allegation he attacked Kate’s sister Emma, 26.
Giggs’ current girlfriend Zara joined him on holiday in Portugal for a sun-soaked holiday days before the trial began.
Now, Giggs has been warned he may be waiting until June 2023 at the earliest for any future trial – a decision to be made at a hearing on September 7.
Giggs, who was bailed, will not be required to attend the September hearing.
Jurors had spent 22 hours and 59 minutes deliberating after being sent out at Manchester Crown Court last Tuesday.
They were formally dismissed after confirming there was no “realistic prospect” of reaching a verdict.
When the judge explained how long the wait for a retrial may be, Giggs dropped his head.
And yesterday, fellow ex-footballer Gary Neville was referred to the Attorney General for contempt of court after Giggs’ trial was delayed over a comment he made.
The trial was delayed for over an hour following Neville’s statement – made on the first day of proceedings.
It is understood that Neville, 47, insists he was speaking about the directors of their former club, Manchester United.
Neville’s agent Di Law told the Daily Mail: “Gary is absolutely adamant that this was not about the case, but was referring to the Glazers.
“Any suggestion otherwise is not true and he will take it very seriously.”
Judge Manley was told of the comment on the third day of the trial.
Proceedings were delayed to deliberate whether the comment by Neville was known to the jury and could be potentially prejudicial.
She confirmed yesterday she had referred the matter to the Attorney General Suella Braverman to consider if potential contempt of court had taken place.
The Contempt of Court Act 1981 restricts what can be said publicly about whether a defendant is guilty or innocent.
It bans anyone from unfairly influencing a jury in a court case and preventing a fair trial.
This includes showing the jury potentially seeing information they were not meant to.
The offence, if proven, carries a fine or up to two years in prison.
Judge Manley told the court: “Both the prosecution and defence agreed with me, in the absence of any comment from the jury, and given my clear direction, the trial could properly continue.
“However, given the author is a person with a high public profile… it could be seen to be an attempt to influence ongoing criminal proceedings and could be contempt of court.
“Accordingly, I am referring the matter to the office of the Attorney General for the consideration of a potential prosecution.”
Chris Daw QC, defending Giggs, said he wanted to make it “crystal clear” the footballer had nothing to do with the comment.
Neville and Giggs were both part of the celebrated ‘Class of ‘92’ academy group at Manchester United with David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville.
They came through the ranks together and enjoyed unprecedented success under manager Sir Alex Ferguson – winning the treble in 1999.