Katie Price was seen carrying out community service at a hospice charity furniture shop after admitting to breaching a restraining order.
The former glamour model was spotted getting out of a vehicle and carrying her lunch from the Co-op as she arrived at St Catherine’s Hospice Furniture Store.
The 44-year-old avoided jail after claiming she ‘misunderstood’ the rules of a restraining order when she sent a ‘vile’ message about her ex-husband’s fiancée.
After admitting to breaching the restraining order, Katie was handed 18-month community order at Lewes Crown Court to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,500 in costs.
She was seen arriving for a day of community service at the hospice charity furniture store in Crawley, West Sussex, on Monday morning.
Outing: Katie Price was seen stepping out for her community service at a hospice charity furniture shop after admitting to breaching a restraining order
Community service: Katie avoided jail after claiming she ‘misunderstood’ the rules of a restraining order when she sent a ‘vile’ message about her ex-husband’s fiancée
Heading out: The former glamour model, 44, was spotted getting out of a vehicle carrying her lunch from the Co-op as she arrived at St Catherine’s Hospice Furniture Store
She cut a casual figure in a white New York printed hoodie and black tracksuit bottoms, which she styled with dark trainers. She wore her brunette locks loosely across her shoulders, before later sweeping them back into a low ponytail.
She bolstered her striking features with a full-coverage make-up palette and held her phone and a drink in one hand.
Katie was also seen carrying her lunch in a Co-op green plastic bag as she prepared for the working day.
St Catherine’s Hospice runs 14 charity shops across West Sussex and East Surrey that raise ‘vital’ funds for the charity, bringing in more than £1.6million last year.
The money goes towards helping people in the community suffering from terminal illness who need specialised care, as well as loved ones in need of bereavement support.
She avoided jail after claiming she ‘misunderstood’ the rules of a restraining order when she sent a ‘vile and nasty’ message about her ex-husband’s fiancée.
Katie had been banned from contacting Michelle Penticost directly or indirectly for five years in June 2019 after she hurled a foul-mouthed ‘tirade of abuse’ at her during a row in a school playground.
She admitted to breaching the order, when she sent a text to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler, branding his fiancée Michelle a ‘gutter s**g’.
Work: After admitting to breaching the order, Katie was handed 18-month community order at Lewes Crown Court to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,500 costs
Casual: And Katie was seen arriving for a day of community service at the hospice charity furniture store in Crawley on Monday morning
Snacks: Katie was seen carrying her lunch in a Co-op green plastic bag as she prepared for the working day
Laidback look: She cut a casual figure in a white New York printed hoodie and black tracksuit bottoms, which she styled with dark trainers
Sporty figure: The TV personality wore her brunette locks loosely across her shoulders in a straight fashion, before later sweeping her locks back into a low ponytail
Loungewear: She bolstered her striking features with a full-coverage make-up palette and carried her phone and a drink in one hand
Lunch: Katie clutched her Co-op bag with her lunch essentials, including an Oasis drink and a sandwich, as she arrived
The message read: ‘Tell your c***ing w***e piece of s*** girlfriend not to start on me.
‘She has a restraining order so shouldn’t try antagonise me as she is in breach and I’m sure she doesn’t want people knowing that she was having an affair with you behind my back. That gutter s**g.’
The court heard the offence was committed due to Katie’s use of the words ‘tell your’, which was an indirect attempt to communicate with Michelle.
It was also said that her message to Kieran may have been triggered by an Instagram post by Michelle, which she denies was aimed at Katie.
In June 2022 at Lewes Crown Court, Katie was told she would have to do 170 hours of community service and pay £1,500 costs.
Judge Stephen Mooney said: ‘In my judgment, this offence was committed out of anger. The words you used were highly offensive and inflammatory so the breach cannot be considered minor.
‘In my judgement, balancing the aggravating and mitigating factors, the appropriate sentence is a medium-level community order.’
After the verdict, Kieran and Michelle said: ‘We are incredibly disappointed with the result of today’s court hearing.
‘We feel a custodial sentence would have sent the right message to the public given the seriousness of Miss Price’s offending.’
Nicholas Hamblin, representing Katie, had said his client had pleaded guilty to the breach but she had been under a ‘misunderstanding’ that the restraining order ‘worked both ways’.
He added: ‘She has shown signs of remorse, she accepts an indirect breach.’
Mr Hamblin said Katie had sought help for her emotional problems at the Priory Clinic.
Getting ready: Katie was seen getting her belongings together as she climbed out of a car
Heading home: At the end of her shift in the shop, Katie was seen heading home on Monday afternoon
Day done: Katie was seen climbing into a vehicle as she got ready to go home after her day at the furniture store
Vibrant: Katie added a pop of colour to her look with a yellow scrunchie tied around her wrist
Court: It comes after Katie avoided jail after claiming she ‘misunderstood’ the rules of a restraining order when she sent a ‘vile and nasty’ message about her ex-husband’s fiancée
Breach: She admitted to breaching the restraining order, when she sent a text to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler, branding his fiancée Michelle Penticost a ‘gutter s**g’
Restraining order: Katie had been banned from contacting Michelle directly or indirectly for five years in June 2019 after she hurled a foul-mouthed ‘tirade of abuse’ at her
He said she suffered from a ‘depressive disorder and anxiety’, and added: ‘Miss Price is learning to cope with her emotional problems and to not react in the way she has in this case.’
Mr Hamblin said the offence was a ‘minor breach’ of the restraining order because it was an ‘indirect’ message and would have been ‘much more serious’ if sent directly to the complainant’s phone.
Last year, Katie was handed a 16-week suspended sentence after crashing her BMW X5 while drunk in September 2021.
She then dodged a potential jail term in January 2022 after £7,358 fines she owed for driving offences were paid at the last minute.
Katie Price’s rap sheet
Katie Price escaped a speeding charge after police failed to arrest her within 12 weeks of allegedly clocking 70mph in a 40mph zone in her Range Rover.
After talking on the mobile phone while driving on April 18, Price landed three penalty points.
Price failed to provide the identity of the driver after her car was allegedly caught speeding in a 30mph zone and was later handed four penalty points after being clocked at 99mph and was handed four points on her licence.
Price was convicted for failing to be in proper control of her horsebox after veering into another lane in February and was given three points on her licence, bringing her total to 10.
Then in December she banned from driving for six months after doing 83mph in a 70mph zone in her home county of West Sussex.
Two years later, Katie was disqualified for 12 months for failing to respond to two speeding tickets in September.
Katie landed a six-month ban in February 2018 for speeding after totting up 12 penalty points for speeding.
In July, photos emerged of her driving while still banned.
Then in October she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and spent 13 hours in custody after crashing into a VW Golf and a hedge on a gated estate at 2am.
She was given a three-month ban for driving while disqualified in January of that year.
Handed a five-year restraining order banning her from contacting Michelle Penticost either directly or indirectly after hurling abuse at her during an argument at a school playground.
And then in October, Price was banned from driving for a further18 months for failing to inform police who was behind the wheel of her pink Range Rover during a crash in Bexley, south east London.
Price crashes her BMW car on a country road near her West Sussex home in the early hours of the morning after drinking and taking drugs.
She pleaded guilty at Crawley Magistrates of drink driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance and is handed a 16-week suspended prison sentence.
She pleads guilty to breaching a five-year restraining order not to contact, directly or indirectly, Michelle Penticost.