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Katie Price's boyfriend Kris Boyson cleared of threatening PC

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Image caption Kris Boyson is said to have threatened to break a police officer's jaw

Katie Price's on-off boyfriend has been acquitted of threatening a police officer following a row with paparazzi.

Kris Boyson was accused of telling a police officer he was going to break his jaw, but was cleared.

Mr Boyson said Price became emotional while being "hounded" by two photographers outside his home in Gravesend, Kent, in October 2018.

He had been on trial at Medway Magistrates' Court. He described the acquittal as "a massive relief".

The 31-year-old was found not guilty of a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence towards PC Paul Blundell.

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Image caption Katie Price was at Kris Boyson's house when she became "emotional", the court heard

Chairman of the bench, Christine Rose, said: "We do not believe the defendant caused fear or provoked unlawful violence against PC Blundell.

"The situation was inflamed by the fact someone now known to be a police officer appeared to be photographing Mr Boyson's girlfriend."

She added that magistrates did not feel the video evidence supported the prosecution case.

Speaking outside court, Mr Boyson said: "I feel like I was being mistreated because of who I was and the situation.

"It's a massive relief, I can get on with my life."

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