The Wales football manager, Ryan Giggs, has denied allegations after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, Kate Greville, on Sunday night.
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has cancelled a press conference planned for Tuesday where Giggs was due to announce his squad for upcoming international games due to the allegations.
The former Manchester United player was allegedly arrested on suspicion of assaulting Grenville, his girlfriend of three years.
Police were said to have been called to his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in response to reports of a disturbance over the weekend. According to the Sun, the 46-year-old was questioned on suspicion of actual bodily harm and assault.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester police said the arrested man was released on bail pending inquiries.
He added: “Police were called at 10.05pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her thirties sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment.
“A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault.”
A representative for Giggs said he denied the allegations and was cooperating with police.
The Welsh FA issued a statement late on Monday night saying it was aware of reports involving Giggs but would not be commenting further.
Giggs was scheduled to attend the news conference to announce the Wales squad for their upcoming games against the US, Republic of Ireland and Finland.
The statement said: “The FAW is aware of an alleged incident involving the men’s national team manager Ryan Giggs. The FAW will be making no further comment at this current time.”