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Katie Price misses court hearing as she is found guilty of driving without a licence and insurance

Katie Price has been fined £880 for driving without a licence or insurance after the reality star was recognised by a police officer.

CCTV played at Northampton Magistrates Court showed Price wearing black slippers and stepping out of the driver’s side of her bronze-coloured Range Rover at a petrol station on the A14 at Kettering on August 2 last year.

Price, who did not attend court, had previously denied both motoring charges. However, she was found guilty in her absence and hit with an £880 fine as well as £620 in costs and a £352 victim surcharge.

The reality star was also handed eight penalty points on her licence, which was said in court to be expired.

Chair of the bench Neil Sheppard said: “From the evidence we have been shown, the case is proven against Miss Price.”

The court was told Price has numerous previous convictions for motoring offences, including driving while disqualified in 2019 and 2021.

Price was banned from driving for two years after she crashed her BMW in September 28 2021, and was also handed a 16-week suspended jail sentence for drink-driving.

Handout still taken from CCTV issued by Northamptonshire Police of Reality TV star Katie Price at a petrol station after stepping out of the driver's side of her bronze-coloured Range Rover (Northamptonshire Police/PA Wire)
Handout still taken from CCTV issued by Northamptonshire Police of Reality TV star Katie Price at a petrol station after stepping out of the driver's side of her bronze-coloured Range Rover (Northamptonshire Police/PA Wire)

During that court appearance, the prosecutor said Price had five previous driving bans.

The new court hearing comes weeks after a High Court judge ruled that Price will lose nearly half of her monthly income from adult entertainment website OnlyFans for the next three years – after she was declared bankrupt in November 2019.

At a hearing in London, barrister Darragh Connell, representing trustees, told the court that Ms Price previously reached a voluntary agreement over her debts but had failed to pay the agreed figures.

Handout still taken from CCTV issued by Northamptonshire Police of Reality TV star Katie Price at a petrol station after stepping out of the driver's side of her bronze-coloured Range Rover (Northamptonshire Police/PA Wire)
Handout still taken from CCTV issued by Northamptonshire Police of Reality TV star Katie Price at a petrol station after stepping out of the driver's side of her bronze-coloured Range Rover (Northamptonshire Police/PA Wire)

In written submissions, Mr Connell told a specialist bankruptcy judge that the previous agreement included Ms Price making 36 monthly payments of £12,500 as well as a lump sum.

Four companies were listed as part of the bid to withhold Price’s income, the OnlyFans website and celebrity news agency Backgrid.

At the end of the hearing, Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Catherine Burton said the four companies are “obligated to deduct 40 per cent of the income due to be paid to Ms Price” each month for the next 36 months.

The 40 per cent portion will now be paid to a bank account chosen by the trustees, she added.

The court heard OnlyFans – through its parent company Fenix International Ltd – did not dispute the order being made against Ms Price.

Judge Burton said Price is due to face questions about her finances in April.

Additional reporting by PA