Charles Drury is pictured for the first time since girlfriend Lauren Goodger was ‘attacked’

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Charles Drury is pictured for the first time since being arrested and bailed after girlfriend Lauren Goodger was ‘attacked’ on the day of their baby’s funeral

  • Lauren tragically lost her daughter Lorena while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly assaulted just hours after laying her to rest, which led to the arrest of the builder, 25
  • Lauren had to go to hospital for serious facial injuries and was interviewed by police
  • Charles was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed 
  • He denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: ‘There’s a completely different side to stuff’ 

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Lauren Goodger‘s boyfriend Charles Drury has been pictured for the first time since being arrested and bailed, after his girlfriend was ‘attacked’ on the day of their baby’s funeral.

The former TOWIE star tragically lost her daughter Lorena while giving birth to her last month and was allegedly assaulted just hours after laying her to rest, which led to the arrest of the builder, 25.

Charles, who emerged hours after Lauren was pictured with a black eye, was focused on his phone while exiting a Romford barbers on Sunday, wearing a grey T-shirt, matching shorts and white trainers – in images obtained exclusively by MailOnline.

Emerging: Lauren Goodger's boyfriend Charles Drury has been seen for the first time since being arrested and bailed, the TOWIE star was 'attacked' on the day of their baby's funeral

Awful: The 25-year-old was seen leaving a barbers in Essex on Sunday

Emerging: Lauren Goodger ‘s boyfriend Charles Drury has been pictured for the first time since being arrested and bailed, after the TOWIE star was ‘attacked’ on the day of their baby’s funeral

It comes just a day after Lauren stepped out hiding her black eye behind a pair of sunglasses, following the alleged assault.

Her outing came hours after she hid her black eye in the first picture she has shared to social media since the ordeal.

She took to her Instagram Stories on Friday where she unveiled her new, balayage hair makeover, and told fans she was practising some ‘self love’ and focusing on ‘slowly getting back to normal life.’

Haircut: Charles was focussed on his phone while exiting a Romford barbers, wearing a grey T-shirt, matching shorts and white trainers

Haircut: Charles was focussed on his phone while exiting a Romford barbers, wearing a grey T-shirt, matching shorts and white trainers

As well as uploading her own glossy shot, Lauren re-posted a photograph of her new look from her hairdresser’s Instagram account.

She added: ‘Today was the first day out for some self love. One step at a time to going back slowly to normal life. Small steps. Hashtag self love.’ 

The hair makeover followed Lauren’s outing on Thursday, when she appeared sombre while pushing her one-year-old daughter Larose along in a pram while running errands in Essex.

Hiding: It comes just a day after Lauren stepped out hiding her black eye behind a pair of sunglasses, following the alleged assault

Hiding: It comes just a day after Lauren stepped out hiding her black eye behind a pair of sunglasses, following the alleged assault

Onlookers said the reality star was trying to get back to normal life after suffering from a ‘fractured eye socket’ with one saying: ‘She’s a working mum and life has to continue. You could see her black eye very clearly.’

MailOnline contacted Lauren’s representatives for comment at the time.

A close friend of Lauren’s, Lauryn Goodman, has admitted she is brought to tears every time she looked at the star’s face after the incident.

Denial: Charles has denied attacking Lauren

Arrest: He was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed

Arrest: Charles, who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed.

Lauryn, 31, told how Lauren has been through the ‘roughest, darkest ride in secret’ as she shared a message of support to her pal on Instagram.

Lauren’s daughter Lorena died on July 8 after being born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and she was laid to rest on August 3.

Charles, who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed.

Terrible: Onlookers said Lauren was trying to get back to normal life after suffering from a 'fractured eye socket'

Terrible: Onlookers said Lauren was trying to get back to normal life after suffering from a ‘fractured eye socket’

Ordeal: Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday to reports of an altercation and Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault

Ordeal: Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday to reports of an altercation and Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault 

Adamant: Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: 'There's a completely different side to stuff'

Shaken up: 'Lauren is absolutely terrified. This has shaken her badly,' a source told The Sun on Sunday

Adamant: Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: ‘There’s a completely different side to stuff’ 

Lauren’s sister Nicola shared a snap of Lauren’s daughter Larose and said: ‘This gorgeous little girl doesn’t even know how lucky she is to have such a strong amazing mum! As long as you have each other you’ll both be fine.’

Lauryn reshared the post and detailed her friend’s horrendous injuries on her Instagram Stories on Monday evening.

She said: ‘Couldn’t have said this better myself. Seen a few things as well and I’d like to say there are NEVER 2 sides to a story when my friend’s face looks how it does. She is unrecognisable.

Incident: The TOWIE star was spotted with a serious black eye - a week after the attack which led to the arrest of her boyfriend Charles (pictured together in a previous Instagram post)

Incident: The TOWIE star was spotted with a serious black eye – a week after the attack which led to the arrest of her boyfriend Charles (pictured together in a previous Instagram post)

‘Brings me to tears every time I look at her. No amount of lies you tell will ever hide the truth now. Please if anyone ever finds themselves in this situation never think staying quiet or hiding is best.

‘Always confide and reach out to people. Better days will come and you aren’t trapped. Promise. Be strong for your little ones.’

In a separate post, Lauryn spoke about how people are ‘quick to judge’ Lauren, but described her as ‘one of the kindest hearted people I’ve ever met’.

She wrote: ‘You have a genuine soul and would never ever wish bad on anyone. I wish I could take the pain away for. 

‘Larose is so lucky to have such a strong woman mum.’

Hiding the injury: Lauren hid her black eye in the first picture she has shared to social media on Saturday, after being 'attacked' on the day of her baby's funeral

Hiding the injury: Lauren hid her black eye in the first picture she has shared to social media on Saturday, after being ‘attacked’ on the day of her baby’s funeral

Before: Lauren's hairdresser shared a snap of Lauren's auburn tresses beforehand

After: As well as uploading her own glossy shot, Lauren re-posted a photograph of her glorious new look from her hairdresser's Instagram account

Before and after: As well as uploading her own glossy shot, Lauren re-posted a photograph of her glorious new look from her hairdresser’s Instagram account

Lauryn continued: ‘I wish people knew YOU, you are SO funny, genuine, beautiful inside and out and have been through the roughest, darkest, ride in secret.

‘This is one of the problems with the celeb world and social media. Everyone is so quick to judge every little thing. You’re a real one and trust me things will get better.’ 

Lauren had to go to hospital for serious facial injuries and was interviewed by police.

She had just attended her daughter’s funeral with her family and was allegedly attacked later that night.

Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday to reports of an altercation and Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault.

He was released on bail in the early hours of Friday morning, according to police.

Speaking out: A close friend of Lauren's, Lauryn Goodman, 31, has admitted she is brought to tears every time she looked at the star's face after the assault

Speaking out: A close friend of Lauren’s, Lauryn Goodman, 31, has admitted she is brought to tears every time she looked at the star’s face after the assault

Candid: Lauryn told how Lauren has been through the 'roughest, darkest ride in secret' as she shared a message of support to her pal on Instagram

Support: In a separate post, Lauryn spoke about how people are 'quick to judge' Lauren, but described her as 'one of the kindest hearted people I've ever met'

Candid: Lauryn told how Lauren has been through the ‘roughest, darkest ride in secret’ as she shared a message of support to her pal on Instagram

Lauren was taken to hospital by her friend after the incident for medical check-ups and has since been awaiting her X-Ray results.

‘Lauren is absolutely terrified. This has shaken her badly,’ a source told The Sun on Sunday.

‘She suffered some nasty injuries and fears she has suffered a broken eye socket.’

Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: ‘There’s a completely different side to stuff.’

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said on Friday night: ‘Police were called at 00.37 hrs on Thursday, August 4 to reports of an altercation.

‘Officers attended. At the scene a woman, aged 30s, was found with facial injuries.

‘A man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was taken to an east London police station and subsequently bailed pending further inquiries. Inquiries continue.’

Attack: Charles (pictured right), who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed

Attack: Charles (pictured right), who has denied attacking Lauren, was arrested in the hours after the funeral on Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and has since been bailed

Lauren and Charles met in October 2020 and announced they were expecting a child together three months after going public with their relationship.

She had teased she was dating someone new before the identity of Charles, a builder and former lover of Katie Price, came to light.

The couple have a one-year-old daughter Larose together. In January, she revealed she was expecting her second child.

The alleged assault happened just hours after Lauren attended the funeral of her baby daughter Lorena.

Doctors tried in vain to save the 9lb baby but she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord which was tied around her neck.

After she died, her traumatised mother spent hours saying goodbye to her.

Hiding: Lauren is reportedly staying with a friend following the alleged attack in Upminster (Charles pictured with Larose)

Hiding: Lauren is reportedly staying with a friend following the alleged attack in Upminster (Charles pictured with Larose)

The heartbroken star also later revealed she still ‘has a bit of a bump’ which sometimes tricks her into thinking her baby girl was ‘still there’.

She said: ‘It’s weird. My body feels like it’s unsettled, like it’s missing a newborn.’

Lauren posted an Instagram message telling how much she loved her daughter, who died minutes after being born on July 8, saying: ‘I carried you, I felt you grow. Longed for the day we’d meet. Dreamed of your future. Not only did I know you, I fell in love with you.’

Lauren’s waters broke on July 6 and Tamzin, her NHS midwife, came to her house to take her blood pressure and listen to the baby’s heartbeat.

The TV personality was planning a second home birth with no drugs as she had with older daughter Larose, who was born in a ‘perfect’, ‘amazing’ and ‘smooth’ home birth last year.

Midwife Tamzin told Lauren ‘everything was where it should be’ and she waited for her contractions to start at home.

Horrendous: Lauren posted an image on her Instagram after her daughter's birth in which she holds the newborn's hand

Horrendous: Lauren posted an image on her Instagram after her daughter’s birth in which she holds the newborn’s hand

Lauren had to go to hospital for serious facial injuries and was interviewed by police.

She had just attended her daughter’s funeral with her family and was allegedlty attacked later that night.

Police were called at 00.37am on Thursday to reports of an altercation and Charles was arrested on suspicion of assault.

He was released on bail in the early hours of Friday morning, according to police.

Lauren was taken to hospital by her friend after the incident for medical check-ups and has since been awaiting her X-Ray results.

‘Lauren is absolutely terrified. This has shaken her badly,’ a source told The Sun on Sunday.

‘She suffered some nasty injuries and fears she has suffered a broken eye socket.’

Charles denies attacking Lauren, telling the Sun: ‘There’s a completely different side to stuff.’

History: Lauren and Charles' romance first came to light in October 2020, they announced they were expecting their first child together just three months after going public

History: Lauren and Charles’ romance first came to light in October 2020, they announced they were expecting their first child together just three months after going public

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said on Friday night: ‘Police were called at 00.37 hrs on Thursday, August 4 to reports of an altercation.

‘Officers attended. At the scene a woman, aged 30s, was found with facial injuries.

‘A man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He was taken to an east London police station and subsequently bailed pending further inquiries. Inquiries continue.’

Lauren and Charles met in October 2020 and announced they were expecting a child together three months after going public with their relationship.

Charles took Larose to stay with family so Lauren could rest and she chilled out and went to sleep.

The following morning, July 7, midwife Tamzin came around again to check the baby’s heartbeat and movement, as well as Lauren’s blood pressure and temperature.

Once again, both mother and baby were normal, and Lauren didn’t have any ‘pain or signs of labour’.

Details: The incident happened only hours after a private funeral for baby Lorena (Lauren is pictured with Charles in an Instagram story

Details: The incident happened only hours after a private funeral for baby Lorena (Lauren is pictured with Charles in an Instagram story

On the morning of July 8 there were still no signs of contractions, so Charles brought Larose back and Lauren breastfed her because the stimulation can bring on contractions, which worked.

Lauren’s contractions began and she called her midwife to tell her Lorena was coming.

Tamzin came over immediately to check the heartbeat, but was devastatingly unable to find it, despite locating a ‘really strong heartbeat’ just hours before.

She told Lauren she was ‘really worried’ and called an ambulance. Lauren, ‘in agony’ at this point, was blue-lighted to hospital, and was ‘stood up screaming’ throughout the journey.

Awful: Doctors tried in vain to save the 9lb baby but she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord which was tied around her neck (Lauren and Charles pictured March 2022)

Awful: Doctors tried in vain to save the 9lb baby but she was born with two knots in her umbilical cord which was tied around her neck (Lauren and Charles pictured March 2022)

By the time she had arrived at hospital, Lorena’s head was crowning, which Lauren said was the ‘most traumatic experience I’ve ever been through in my life’.

She and Charles were taken inside the hospital and shown to a private room, where Lauren gave birth to Lorena just two hours after her contractions had started.

Lauren immediately knew there was a problem because there was no cry from Lorena and a team of doctors rushed into the room.

Lorena was born with two big knots in her umbilical cord and with the cord tied around her neck, causing life-threatening problems.

Doctors desperately fought to save Lorena, performing chest compressions and giving her adrenaline for eight minutes while trying in vain to resuscitate her.

The medical team were sadly unsuccessful and told Lauren and Charles there was nothing more they could do. 

Lauren was already at ‘rock bottom’, as just five days before her child died on July 8, her ex-boyfriend Jake McLean, 33, died in a car accident in Bodrum, Turkey.

Mclean, who she dated from 2012 until 2016 and reportedly secretly reconciled with until 2020, died last month when he ‘lost control’ of the vehicle in Turkey.

After the accident she shared a heartbreaking series of lyrics to her Instagram Stories.

Lauren’s post featured a black backdrop while the song’s lyrics gradually appeared on the screen.

The lyrics were: ‘Search your heart, search your soul. When you find me there, you’ll search no more.’

Sad loss: Lauren Goodger's ex-boyfriend Jake McLean sadly died in a car accident in Turkey last month

Sad loss: Lauren Goodger’s ex-boyfriend Jake McLean sadly died in a car accident in Turkey last month

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