Katie Price‘s family and friends are rallying around her after she was ‘punched in the face’ in an ‘unprovoked 1.30am attack’ in the early hours of Monday morning.
The TV personality, 43, was taken to hospital following the alleged assault at a home in Essex where she was staying while her ‘mucky mansion’ is reportedly being renovated.
However, the reality star has revealed that she plans to return to work and present a prize at the the LGBT Awards on Friday – despite friends saying she is ‘too upset’ to go back to the home she was attacked in.
She is currently staying with a friend, while others picked up her belongings from the Essex home.
A man, 32, was released on bail after he was arrested for assault and coercive control over the alleged attack.
Price said she was attacked as she watched TV – forcing her to flee in terror to her son Harvey’s nearby home. Pictures, published in the Sun, show the mother-of-five with bruises on her face and cuts on her lips.
She said: ‘I’ve got a big bruise, my face is all puffy, and I went to hospital. I’m still all dazed. I’m devastated. I ran away after being punched — I ran to Harvey’s house nearby and have now done damage to my feet, which I previously injured.’
She said the alleged assault was ‘unprovoked’, adding: ‘I was just sitting there watching telly when the assault happened.’
A source said today: ‘Katie is so upset and far too emotional to go back to the home she was attacked in. She’s sent friends to pick up some stuff she needs from the Essex house so she’s comfortable.’
An Essex Police spokesman said on Tuesday: ‘A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour has been released on bail until September 20.’
Pictures, published in the Sun, show Katie Price with a bruised face and cut lip after she was ‘punched in the face’
Price (pictured with partner Carl Woods) said the alleged assault was ‘unprovoked’, adding: ‘I was just sitting there watching telly when the assault happened’
Friends and family are now rallying around Price. Pictured are friends collecting belongings from the Essex house the attack took place in
Police and friends of Katie Price at the scene of the alleged assault in Essex. A man, 32, was released on bail until September 20 after being questioned by police on suspicion of assaulting Ms Price
Price was ‘attacked’ and rushed to hospital with a eye injury with a man, 32, arrested (pictured on Thursday)
It comes as neighbours said they heard ‘loads of shouting and screaming’ on the night the model was rushed to hospital.
One neighbour told MailOnline ‘There was something kicking off because I heard loads of shouting and screaming. It was definitely going off.
‘It was anti social and sounded like a load of p***heads coming back from the pub. There was a real kerfuffle.
‘Then I saw a car parked across the road for ages. Around half an hour after that I heard loads of talking.
‘I came downstairs to see what was going, but I don’t know what time it was because I didn’t have my phone with me. I didn’t see or hear any cops. I didn’t see any blue lights.’
Another said: ‘We heard an argument at about 11pm. I didn’t hear anything at 1.30am when the police were supposed to have been called because I was asleep.
‘I know that Katie Price had been living next door. I don’t think I had heard any big arguments before last night.’
In a statement, Essex police said: ‘We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault in Little Canfield, shortly after 1.30am this morning, Monday 23 August.
‘We arrived and found a woman had sustained a facial injury which required hospital treatment.
‘A 32-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody.’
In a further statement, Essex police added: ‘Our investigations are continuing at the scene today.’
Friends and family were pictured at the home Katie called police from later that day – and collected her belongings as enquiries continued
Katie last posted on social media on Sunday as she shared an image taken by her boyfriend Carl Woods that showed the pair posing with her youngest children Jett and Bunny
Police were pictured at the property on Monday afternoon
An insider also told The Sun: ‘Katie is, understandably, utterly devastated’
A source close to Ms Price told MailOnline: ‘Katie is ok, but it’s quite a serious altercation that’s happened. She is currently working with the police.’
An insider also told The Sun: ‘Katie is, understandably, utterly devastated.’
Katie last posted on social media on Sunday when she shared an image taken by her fiancé Carl Woods that showed the pair posing with her youngest children Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven.
The image was captioned: ‘Family time’ with a heart.
Katie also revealed the family had spent the some time staying in Carl’s home as she shared a picture of Bunny cradling their pet dog, with the caption: ‘Excuse the mess we are doing Carl’s house up but how cute does bunny look with buddy ❤️’.
The family time came moments before the couple took to Instagram to hit back at trolls who accused Carl of using Katie for her money.
After Carl shared the family snap, one user commented: ‘Thought you guys broke up?’, to which Carl responded, ‘never believe what you read mate’.
As another user then penned: ‘he only wants her muni wen shes clearly broke shes got no muni [sic], Carl fired back, ‘Andy knows I got enough doe. So don’t worry about me. Guys known me for 20years’, he added, ‘mate. This world full of mugs. You know me mate.’
Katie then jumped in to defend her partner, writing: ‘ what you on about? @carljwoods pays and has his own money you d**k’.
Their impassioned posts came three days after Carl suggested he didn’t support Katie’s decision to go under the knife last month for full-body liposuction, a Brazilian bum lift and her fourth face lift in Turkey.
Police were called after the incident occurred at a property in Essex. Katie is said to be ‘ok’ and is working with police (pictured in May)
Earlier in the evening, the couple took to Instagram to hit back at trolls who accused Carl of using Katie for her money
The former Love Island star wrote alongside a picture of himself by Katie’s hospital bed: ‘Support your women, Even when you don’t support her situation!’
Katie and Carl began dating in June 2020 and announced their engagement in April , just six weeks after Katie’s divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler was finalised.
Speaking to OK! magazine about their engagement, Katie said: ‘It’s refreshing to be with a man that if I decided I never wanted to work again, he’d look after me, I just love him.
‘We’d spoken about it a lot, so I knew he was going to, I just didn’t know when. It was amazing. Carl asked my mum and dad for permission – and Junior. With Carl, Mum’s already told him not to mess me around and so far he’s passed the t****r test.’
Katie added Carl isn’t interested in her fame ‘or anything to do with’ her alter-ego Jordan and has his own money.
The couple have also revealed their desire to have children together, with Katie admitting she is looking into IVF to have her sixth child.
The former glamour model is mum to son Harvey, 18, with her footballer ex Dwight Yorke, and co-parents her children Junior, 15, Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre.
The star shares Jett and Bunny with ex-husband Kieran.
Their impassioned posts came three days after Carl suggested he didn’t support Katie’s decision to go under the knife last month for full-body liposuction
The television personality is mum to Harvey, 18, Junior, 15, Princess, 13, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, from three previous relationships (pictured together with Carl last Christmas)
Speaking to The Sun, Katie previously admitted she and Carl had turned to doctors for help to conceive.
She said: ‘We’re going to call the baby Miracle. I’m doing this for my mum. She told me to have IVF so she can see us have kids. It will break my heart if she can’t.’
Katie added that she initially thought it would be ‘easy’ to get pregnant again and she and Carl have never used contraception because they ‘knew they’d be together forever’.
She said: ‘It has not happened naturally, unfortunately. I thought it would be easy as I’ve never had to plan it before. It’s always just happened.’