Katie Price handed 170 hours of community service for breaching a restraining order

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Katie Price arrives at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex, where she will be sentenced for breaching a restraining order. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
Katie Price arrives at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex, where she will be sentenced for breaching a restraining order. (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Former glamour model Katie Price has been handed an 18-month community order at Lewes Crown Court to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work after admitting breaching a restraining order by sending abusive messages to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler about his fiancée Michelle Penticost.

Nicholas Hamblin, representing Katie 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 said there was an element of “provocation” and she had been “over-reacting as she felt she was being criticised”.

He added: “She has shown signs of remorse, she accepts an indirect breach.”

LEWES, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Katie Price and Carl Woods attend Lewes Crown Court on May 25, 2022 in Lewes, England. British model and media personality Katie Price is in court to face harassment charges following an incident with Michelle Penticost, the fiancee of Price's ex-husband Kieran Hayler.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Katie Price and Carl Woods attend Lewes Crown Court. (Getty Images)

In a victim impact statement read to the court, Michelle Penticost said the impact of the restraining order breach by Katie 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.

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“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.”

Price arrived in an all-green outfit clutching the arm of her fiance Carl Woods.

Katie Price arrives at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex, where she will be sentenced for breaching a restraining order. The 44-year-old former glamour model plead guilty to sending abusive messages to ex-husband Kieran Hayler about his new partner Michelle Penticost on January 21 this year. Picture date: Friday June 24, 2022.
Katie Price arrives at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex (PA)

Price was heard to say “suck my d***” as she made her way past reporters, one of whom asked her about the chance she could go to prison.

The 44-year-old reality star admitted to sending abusive messages to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler about his fiancé, Michelle Penticost.

In the messages, Price called Penticost a "c***ing piece of s***" and a "gutter slag". She also accused Hayler and Penticost of having an affair behind her back.

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After pleading guilty, Price was warned she faces a custodial sentence for breaching the five-year order.

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Katie Price and Kieran Hayler. (WireImage)

Price was handed the restraining order that bans her from contacting Hayler's partner in anyway after admitting to verbally abusing her outside school gates in 2019.

At the time, Price was also ordered to pay a fine and Penticost's legal costs.

Price was previously handed a suspended sentence last year after crashing her car despite being banned from driving at the time. She was also further banned from driving for two years and ordered to do unpaid work.

At the sentencing for her driving offence, the overseeing judge commented that Price had one of the worst driving records he had ever seen.

Price and Hayler were married in 2013 before divorcing in 2021. They share two children together.

Price was also previously married to pop singer Peter Andre and MMA fighter Alex Reid with both relationships ending in divorce.

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