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Katie Price fined after admitting 'tirade of abuse' in playground row

The former glamour model pleaded guilty when she arrived at Horsham Magistrates’ Court. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

Katie Price has been fined hundreds of pounds 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.

The former glamour model previously said she was "definitely not guilty" of using threatening and abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress in Shipley on September 6 last year and was due to stand trial at Horsham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

But when the 41-year-old, who lives in Dial Post near Horsham, West Sussex, arrived at court she changed her plea to guilty, admitting the row with Michelle Penticost - who is now dating her estranged husband Kieran Hayler - and her friend Andrea Quigley in the playground of a primary school near Price’s home.

Katie Price photographed with ex-husband Kieran Hayler in 2016. Credit: Press Association

Paul Edwards, prosecuting, told the court during the row - which took place in front of young children and was witnessed by a teacher - Price was witnessed hurling a "tirade of abuse" including shouting "f****** c***" multiple times at both women.

Price, wearing a black faux fur coat, black trousers and heels, sat in the dock staring ahead as she listened to the evidence.

Paul Macauley, defending, said the outburst was prompted by Price’s discovery days earlier that Ms Penticost was in a relationship with Mr Hayler.

He noted Ms Quigley had also used the insult, according to her statement.

Ordering Price to pay £606 - including a £415 fine and court costs - chairman of the bench Michael Harris said a five-year restraining order forbidding her from contacting Ms Penticost directly or indirectly was "appropriate for this unpleasant event".

Magistrates denied an application for compensation for the victims, saying this was "actually potentially inflammatory".

Price told the magistrates: "All what they have said is completely untrue.

"I did say it once but not many times."

Asked whether she could pay all costs today, she held out her credit card and said: "I can, they can have my credit card."

Addressing the restraining order, Price told magistrates: "I don't want to contact her."

Kris Boyson attended a separate court hearing in Kent on Friday. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA

After the hearing, Price told reporters outside court she felt she had "no option" but to remove her children from the school, adding: "I did swear but the rest is just exaggerated nonsense.

"I feel totally intimidated and isolated from anyone at the school and it's not fair on the children in creating this atmosphere.

"This was a one-off incident and as you all know I'm against bullying or anything like that, which is why I'm doing my Harvey's Law."

Asked if she was sorry, she replied: "No I'm not because I didn't do anything that bad."

This is the third criminal court case Price has faced this year and adds to more than £3,000 she has already been asked to pay in costs and fines.

She has been banned twice from driving - for being nearly twice the limit while in charge of her pink Range Rover and for driving while disqualified.

Her latest appearance comes after her boyfriend Kris Boyson appeared in court in Kent on Friday accused of threatening a police officer after a row with a paparazzo.

He denied using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence near his Gravesend home and is due to stand trial later this year.

The allegation came a day after Price was arrested by police who found her slumped in a drunken state in the back of her Range Rover.