One Direction star wins paparazzi protection

Harry Styles Credit: PA

Singer Harry Styles has won a court order stopping the paparazzi from harassing him.

The One Direction star, from Holmes Chapel in Cheshire, applied to the High Court as a last resort after trying to persuade a number of photographers to stop their behaviour voluntarily, said counsel David Sherborne.

He told Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, who first granted the order against the unidentified individuals: "This is not a privacy injunction. Mr Styles is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos. He remains happy to do that, as he always has."

"Rather, it is the method or tactics which have been used by a certain type of photographer."

The injunction against "Paparazzi AAA and others" prevents them from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance, loitering or waiting within 50 metres of his place of residence to monitor his movements or take photos of him in such circumstances.