TERRIFIED Katie Price fled to her son Harvey's house in the middle of the night after an alleged attack in her home.
A man in this thirties was arrested after the incident which left Katie with a battered and bruised face.
She told The Sun: "I'm devastated. I have told police that I was assaulted, and am in shock that this happened.
"I ran away after being punched – I ran to Harvey's house who lives nearby – and have now done damage to my feet, which I previously injured.
"The fight was unprovoked- I was sitting there watching television when it happened. I've got a big bruise, my face is all puffy, and I went to hospital. I'm still all dazed.
"I can't say any more."
Katie injured both of her feet in a freak accident in Turkey last summer.
She shattered them after jumping from a wall and misjudging its height. The mum-of-five need major surgery and relied upon a wheelchair in the months afterwards.
After the row in the early hours of Monday, the mum of five was driven to a friend's house nearby, before paramedics were called and she was taken to hospital.
She was discharged a few hours later, and spent much of yesterday sleeping.
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In a statement to The Sun, Essex police said: "We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault 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 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."
How you can get help
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, where you call 999 and press ‘55’ if you can’t safely speak.
- Always keep some money or a bank card on you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to move towards an exit if you are inside the house and get your phone in case you need to call for help.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other potential weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom.
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available every day from 10am-6pm or email [email protected]org.uk
SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
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