THE judge hearing the case against Ryan Giggs has sent the jury, which retired to consider its verdict, earlier this week home until tomorrow.

The former Wales and Manchester United star is accused of controlling or coercive behaviour against his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, 38, during their relationship.

He is also said to have deliberately headbutted Ms Greville, injuring her lip, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, and elbowing her sister, Emma, 26, in the jaw.

Giggs denies the allegations.

The jury retired on Tuesday but this morning the court was told no verdict will be returned today.

Judge Hilary Manley has told jury members one of the 12 is unwell. She said: “One of your number has telephoned to say that they are unwell and they cannot attend today.

“It is hoped that they will be here tomorrow.

“I’m afraid you won’t be able to continue your deliberations today. That will not be possible because all 12 of you deliberate together.”

The court heard each of the 11 has indicated there would be “no insurmountable problems” for them if the case was to go into a fourth week.

The case was adjourned until 10am on Friday.