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Katie Price avoids having to appear in court over £7,350 fine

Price, who is serving a suspended sentence, was expected to stand before magistrates over non-payment of a three-year-old fine.

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Katie Price (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Katie Price (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Katie Price (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Katie Price avoided having to appear in court on Monday after a £7,300 fine she owed was paid.

Price, who is serving a suspended sentence, was expected to stand before magistrates over non-payment of a three-year-old fine.

It comes as the former glamour model, 43, faces the possibility of jail after being arrested on suspicion of breaching a restraining order.

Police were called to Price’s Sussex home on Friday amid reports that she had sent an abusive message to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler and his fiancee, Michelle Penticost.

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Katie Price (Ian West/PA)

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Price had been listed to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Monday over non-payment of a £7,358 fine dating back to January 2019.

However on Monday morning court staff confirmed that the three-year-old fine had been paid and Price was no longer expected in court.

In December, she was handed a 16-week suspended sentence for drink-driving while she was disqualified and did not have insurance, as well as a two-year driving ban following a crash near her home.

After being confronted by police at the scene of the collision, Price was heard saying “I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all”, a court was told.

Price said she was “sincerely grateful nobody was hurt” and that she was “incredibly sorry” for her actions.

Price, who became a household name around the turn of the millennium, has had several run-ins with the law over the years.

In January 2019 she was banned from driving for a second time after admitting mistakenly getting behind the wheel before her first disqualification period ended.

The reality star was summonsed to court to answer the charges after she was spotted driving on the A24 the previous July, while a six-month driving ban was still in place.

In February 2019, she was given another driving ban after she was convicted of being nearly twice the limit while in charge of her pink Range Rover.

Police found her slurring her words and slumped in the back of her car in a “very” drunken state in Greenwich, south-east London, a court heard.

In June the same year she was fined £415 for hurling a foul-mouthed “tirade of abuse” at her ex-partner’s girlfriend and banned from contacting her after a row in a school playground.

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