Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ryan Giggs: reporters' cars attacked by Masked Gang - 24th May 2011

Cars belonging to journalists and photographers camped outside the home of Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs have been vandalised.

A group of masked men pulled up in a transit van to the street in Worsley, Salford, and attacked six vehicles.

Reporters said tyres were slashed, while cars were kicked and covered in flour and eggs.

Greater Manchester Police were called to the scene earlier and said inquiries were continuing.

On Monday, Giggs was named in Parliament as the married footballer exposed on Twitter as having an injunction over an alleged affair with reality TV star Imogen Thomas.

The 37-year-old midfielder is United's most senior player, having appeared in 613 games for the club, since 1990.

Giggs was absent from an earlier open training session in front of the world's media, as part of United's preparations for the Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley on Saturday.

Lib Dem MP John Hemming named Giggs during an urgent Commons question on privacy orders.

Using parliamentary privilege to break the court order, he said it would not be practical to imprison the 75,000 Twitter users who had named the player. Source