Louis Tomlinson: One Direction star told 'no decision yet' on prosecution for alleged paparazzi clash

Francesca Gillett
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson: PA

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been told he must wait longer before finding out if he faces prosecution over an alleged clash with a celebrity paparazzi.

The 25-year-old singer was arrested after the incident at Los Angeles International Airport on March 3, when he was travelling with his girlfriend Eleanor Calder.

The case was expected to be heard at LAX courthouse on Wednesday but prosecutors said a decision on whether he will be charged had been delayed.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said: "A filing decision will not be made today. Our prosecutors are still reviewing the case."

A new court date will be set if charges are filed against Tomlinson, he added.

Lawyers for the British star said he was "provoked" by the paparazzi, while Calder is thought to have argued with onlookers who began filming the row.

The couple had been returning to Los Angeles after a holiday in Las Vegas when he allegedly clashed with the photographer, named in reports as Karl Larsen.

An arrest record showed Tomlinson was held under citizen's arrest and the alleged offence was classed as a misdemeanour.

After the incident, the singer's lawyer Martin Singer said: "The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis at the airport.

"This is not the first or last time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity.

"While the altercation was going on with the paparazzi, three other individuals were attacking his girlfriend during this incident and he came to her defence."

Reporting by Press Association.



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