EXCLUSIVE: Katie Price, 44, is spotted at airport before she jets off to Thailand after avoiding jail for breaching restraining-order…ahead of ANOTHER court appearance in two weeks’ time
- Price was seen at an airport today as she jets off with her fiancée Carl Woods, 33, for a two-week Thai holiday
- The 44-year-old booked the holiday weeks ago despite the danger of being jailed at court the day before
- She faced a stint behind bars after admitting breaching a restraining order against her ex-husband’s fiancée
- The former glamour model has another case at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on July 5 for allegedly speeding
Katie Price has been pictured jetting off for a holiday in Thailand days after appearing in court for breaching the rules of a restraining order when she sent a foul-mouthed text about her ex-husband’s fiancée.
The former glamour model had booked the holiday before a court appearance which could have ended with her being put behind bars after admitting the breach when she sent a text to Kieran Hayler, branding Michelle Penticost a ‘gutter s**g’.
Instead the 44-year-old, who already has nine driving convictions and must return to court over her bankruptcy, was given 170 hours of unpaid work.
However, only days later she has set off for the Southeast Asian country, where she will stay in a ‘plush Thai hotel’ tonight and spend two-weeks with her fiancée Carl Woods.
Today she was seen at the airport dressed in a casual pink hoodie, black leggings and pink trainers, as well as a face visor, while her 33-year-old fiancée was dressed in an all-orange Nike tracksuit while pushing their luggage ahead of their flight out of the country.
It comes after a source told The Sun that Price was ‘super-confident’ she would avoid jail for breaching the restraining order – so much so that she booked the holiday ‘weeks ago’.
The source said: ‘It’s disgraceful, to be honest. She’s shown time and again she has no respect for the courts and this is just the latest example. She’s laughing at our justice system.
However, her legal problems are not over, as she is involved in a case at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on July 5 after being charged with speeding and failing to provide information to the police.
Katie Price was pictured at a UK airport as she jetted off for a two-week holiday in Thailand just one day after being spared prison for breaching a restraining order
The former glamour model was seen with her fiancée Carl Woods, 33, as they prepared to leave the country for their break abroad
Price was seen wearing a face visor with a pink hoodie and black leggings ahead of their flight out of the country. Yesterday she was sentenced to 170 hours unpaid work for sending abusive messages about her ex-husband’s fiancée
It is reported that the former model was so confident she wouldn’t be sent to prison for the offence that she booked the holiday weeks before
The troubled celebrity’s legal problems aren’t over – she is involved in a case at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on July 5 after being charged with speeding and failing to provide information to the police.
The troubled celebrity was allegedly clocked driving over the 60mph speed limit in a BMW close to her mucky mansion in Horsham, West Sussex – just 11 days before she crashed her car in September last year.
The case will now be dealt with under the ‘single justice procedure’, which allows for adults charged with summary-only, non-imprisonable offences to have their cases dealt with remotely by a magistrate.
It means the case can be dealt with by a fine and/or points on Price’s licence and a driving ban. She cannot be jailed under the procedure.
Price avoided jail for September’s booze and drug-fuelled crash by checking herself into the Priory for rehab costing nearly £7,000 a week. In total, she has been banned from the roads six times.
A single magistrate who does not have to be sitting at the court where a case is listed to be able to deal with it.
Katie Price booked a holiday in Thailand before she was due to appear in court for breaching the rules of a restraining order. Pictured: The former model on holiday in Thailand in March
The 44-year-old will stay in a ‘plush Thai hotel’ tonight and spend two-weeks with her fiancée Carl Woods, 33, on a holiday which she had already booked. Pictured: Price leaves Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex
Katie Price is due back in court again in just two weeks – after avoiding jail today having claimed she ‘misunderstood’ the rules of a restraining order when she sent a ‘vile and nasty’ message about her ex-husband’s fiancee
The former glamour model faced the prospect of a stint behind bars after admitting the breach, when she sent a text to Kieran Hayler, branding Michelle Penticost a ‘gutter s**g’
The former I’m A Celeb star, 44 – who attended court wearing an all-green outfit and was heard to tell a reporter to ‘suck my d**k’ after she was asked about the prospects of a prison sentence – was banned from contacting Miss Penticost directly or indirectly for five years in June 2019
Price has accrued an impressive rap-sheet during her 20-year career in the UK including multiple driving offences
Katie Price’s rap sheet
Katie Price escaped a speeding charge after police failed to arrest her within 12 weeks of allegedly clocking 70mph in a 40mph zone in her Range Rover.
After talking on the mobile phone while driving on April 18, Price landed three penalty points.
Price failed to provide the identity of the driver after her car was allegedly caught speeding in a 30mph zone and was later handed four penalty points after being clocked at 99mph and was handed four points on her licence.
Price was convicted for failing to be in proper control of her horsebox after veering into another lane in February and was given three points on her licence, bringing her total to 10.
Then in December she banned from driving for six months after doing 83mph in a 70mph zone in her home county of West Sussex.
Two years later, Katie was disqualified for 12 months for failing to respond to two speeding tickets in September.
Katie landed a six-month ban in February 2018 for speeding after totting up 12 penalty points for speeding.
In July, photos emerged of her driving while still banned.
Then in October she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and spent 13 hours in custody after crashing into a VW Golf and a hedge on a gated estate at 2am.
She was given a three-month ban for driving while disqualified in January of that year.
Handed a five-year restraining order banning her from contacting Michelle Penticost either directly or indirectly after hurling abuse at her during an argument at a school playground.
And then in October, Price was banned from driving for a further 18 months for failing to inform police who was behind the wheel of her pink Range Rover during a crash in Bexley, south east London.
Price crashes her BMW car on a country road near her West Sussex home in the early hours of the morning after drinking and taking drugs.
She pleaded guilty at Crawley Magistrates of drink driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance and is handed a 16-week suspended prison sentence.
She pleads guilty to breaching a five-year restraining order not to contact, directly or indirectly, Michelle Penticost. The court sentences her to 170 hours of unpaid work.
Yesterday, Price attended court to learn her fate after admitting breaching a restraining order when she sent the message to Mr Hayler.
The model – who attended wearing an all-green outfit and was heard to tell a reporter to ‘suck my d**k’ after she was asked about the prospects of a prison sentence – had been banned from contacting Miss Penticost directly or indirectly for five years in June 2019.
This was after she hurled a foul-mouthed ‘tirade of abuse’ at her during a row in a school playground.
The message read: ‘Tell your c***ing w***e piece of s**t girlfriend not to start on me.
‘She has a restraining order so shouldn’t try antagonise me as she is in breach and I’m sure she doesn’t want people knowing that she was having an affair with you behind my back. That gutter s**g.’
The court heard the offence was committed due to Price’s use of the words ‘tell your’, which was an indirect attempt to communicate with Penticost.
It was also said that her message to Mr Hayler may have been triggered by an Instagram post by Miss Penticost, which she denies was aimed at Price.
But at Lewes Crown Court today, Price was told she would not be going to prison, and would have to do 170 hours of community service and pay £1,500 costs.
Judge Stephen Mooney told Price: ‘In my judgement, this offence was committed out of anger.
‘The words you used were highly offensive and inflammatory so the breach cannot be considered minor.
‘In my judgement, balancing the aggravating and mitigating factors, the appropriate sentence is a medium-level community order.’
Price showed no emotion as the verdict was announced but gave a brief smile as she left the dock.
Her fiancee Carl Woods, 34, who was in the court public gallery, let out a sigh of relief and held his head in his hands.
Speaking after the verdict, Mr Hayler and Miss Penticost said this morning: ‘We are incredibly disappointed with the result of today’s court hearing.
‘We feel a custodial sentence would have sent the right message to the public given the seriousness of Miss Price’s offending.’
Earlier in a hearing, Miss Penticost said in a victim impact statement how the impact of the restraining order breach by Price had a ‘devastating effect’ on her mental wellbeing.
She said: ‘The impact of what Katie has done is very upsetting, I feel threatened and intimidated.
‘I feel demoralised and not wanting to go out. The language used made me feel scared. I felt it was an attack on me.
‘The consequences are I feel she will attack me. I felt by having a restraining order it would make me feel safe but by someone breaching it it has made me feel very vulnerable.’
Nicholas Hamblin, representing Price, said his client had pleaded guilty to the breach but she had been under a ‘misunderstanding’ that the restraining order ‘worked both ways’.
He added: ‘She has shown signs of remorse, she accepts an indirect breach.’
Mr Hamblin said that Price had sought help for her emotional problems at the Priory Clinic.
He said she suffered from a ‘depressive disorder and anxiety’, and added: ‘Miss Price is learning to cope with her emotional problems and to not react in the way she has in this case.’
He continued: ‘She has two different personalities, the public one and the vulnerable one of being in the public eye and every day in the public eye no matter what she does.
‘It’s perhaps a case of building someone up only to knock them down.’
Katie Price (pictured arriving at court today with Carl Woods) avoided jail again today, as she walked free from court after claiming she ‘misunderstood’ the rules of a restraining order when she sent a ‘vile and nasty’ message about her ex-husband’s fiancee
The 44-year-old former glamour model was arrested by police after she allegedly sent a message to Kieran Hayler branding his new fiancee, Michelle Penticost (pictured together today), a ‘gutter s**g’
He added that ‘there was a lot of good to be said’ for Price and she was considered in a probation report to be at ‘low risk of reoffending’.
Mr Hamblin said the offence was a ‘minor breach’ of the restraining order because it was an ‘indirect’ message and would have been ‘much more serious’ if sent directly to the complainant’s phone.
Price was arrested at her home by officers at around 5.45pm on January 21 and taken to Worthing police station.
After a 12-hour round of questioning, she was released, though not before officers confiscated her phone, which they examined for evidence.
At an earlier hearing Crawley Magistrates Court was told Price sent the ‘vile and nasty’ message after Michelle Penticost uploaded an Instagram post about how to deal with people who were treating you badly.
The court heard there was a history of ‘clear antagonism’ between Miss Price and Miss Penticost.
Last year Price was handed a 16 week suspended sentence after crashing her BMW X5 while drunk last September.
Price then dodged a potential jail term in January after £7,358 fines she owed for driving offences were paid at the last minute.
She now faces a fresh allegation of speeding which is due to be heard before magistrates in July.
Heading home: Katie Price, 44, cut a solemn figure as she left her make-up masterclass in London after a low turnout on Thursday
On tour: The former glamour model has been hosting masterclasses for fans around the country as of late, also taking part in a class in Leicester on Wednesday afternoon
Ready to roll: She was picked up from former Big Brother star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace’s Fakin’ It salon by fiancé Carl Woods, 33, after the class
Tutorial: Some fans were seen posing for pictures outside the salon before the event on Thursday
Hidden: Former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! campmate Katie appeared to have only a handful of attendees for her London outing, with Aisleyne keeping her covered before she left
Earlier this year Price again avoided jail after striking a last-minute deal to pay off her bankruptcy debts.
The 44-year-old was scheduled to appear before the High Court to explain why she hadn’t paid back £2.3m she owed after being declared bankrupt in 2019.
But the former model had her bankruptcy hearing postponed for a second time after agreeing an 11th-hour deal to pay back the money.
It comes after Price was pictured cutting a solemn figure as she left her make-up masterclass in London after a low turnout last night.
The former glamour model has been hosting masterclasses for fans around the country as of late, also taking part in a class in Leicester on Wednesday afternoon.
She was picked up from former Big Brother star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace’s Fakin’ It salon by fiancé Carl Woods, 33, after the class.
Price was seen laden with pink and red gift bags and a beige featured handbag as she left the shop.
She wore a brown tracksuit with a short-sleeved top and a pair of pink trainers with white souls.
The former Celebrity Big Brother winner shielded her eyes behind a pair of sunglasses as she made her way to Woods’ car.
The former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! campmate appeared to have only a handful of attendees for her London outing, with some fans posing for pictures outside the salon before the event.
She was seen gathering her belongings inside the salon after hosting the masterclass.
Price admitted earlier this year she ‘hit rock bottom’ after her horrific drink and drug- fuelled crash.
In scenes from her Channel 4 series Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion, the star breaks her silence on the crash, which saw her handed a 16-week suspended sentence and two-year driving ban.
Katie tells the camera that she ‘could have killed someone or myself’ when she flipped her uninsured BMW X5 into a hedge, while disqualified and under the influence on a country lane near the Sussex home that features in her new series.
Price was arrested after crashing her car near Partridge Green in West Sussex last September
It needs some work: The reality star took centre stage in the three-part series broadcast just five days after she was arrested on suspicion of breaching her restraining order (her mansion is pictured ahead of the renovations)
In the upcoming scenes, Katie is seen returning to her home to resume the makeover after the September crash, as the voiceover reveals she has competed 30 days in a mental health facility.
She tells the camera: ‘I mean I can deal with a lot of things, stress, pressure, I breathe that. Behind closed doors there’s drama, no ones life is perfect.
‘When it hits me personally, that’s what I can’t deal with. I regret getting in the car, I could have killed someone. I could have killed myself. My kids might not have had a mum. It’s awful.
‘I was rock bottom at that point. It was a wake up call. I don’t want to be in that situation again. In fact I don’t want to be in a situation where I feel that sad inside that I need to just go and do something, be destructive and hurt people around me because I don’t know how to cope with it.
‘I have now decided to see a therapist every week for the rest of my life and put my hand up and say yeah I need help, help me.’