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'Rough Diamond' Katie Price’s fiancé joins family in supporting glamour model following arrest

"Katie is a rough diamond. She has her imperfections however they make her perfect to me. She just needs that extra help to be polished"

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Katie Price after she received a driving ban (Rick Finler/PA)

Katie Price after she received a driving ban (Rick Finler/PA)

Katie Price after she received a driving ban (Rick Finler/PA)

Katie Price’s fiancé Carl Woods has joined her family in publicly supporting the glamour model following her arrest on suspicion of drink-driving. 

It has been reported that the 43-year-old was arrested on Tuesday morning after a car crash in West Sussex.

Sussex Police said they responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green around 6.20am on Tuesday (September 28).

“A woman, 43, was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs, and has been taken to hospital to be checked over,” they said.

“The road was blocked temporarily while recovery of the vehicle was arranged.”

A statement from the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: “South East Coast Ambulance was called at approximately 6.30am to reports of an RTC on the B2135 at Partridge Green.

“One ambulance crew attended the scene and one person was assessed and treated before being taken to hospital.”

A police officer on the Sussex roads policing unit tweeted a photo of a car flipped on its side at the scene of the accident.

Pc Tom Van Der Wee wrote: “Occupant of the vehicle is thankfully on the whole okay. Road is closed whilst we get the vehicle recovered.”

Police later confirmed the road was reopened at 9.26am.

Taking to Instagram, former Love Island star Carl wrote: “Relationships are tested. People test each other – but when you love someone like I love Katie. You enjoy the highs and good times together. And that bond is tested during the low and difficult times together.

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Family have expressed their concerns over Price (Ian West/PA)

Family have expressed their concerns over Price (Ian West/PA)

Family have expressed their concerns over Price (Ian West/PA)

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“Katie is a rough diamond. She has her imperfections however they make her perfect to me. She just needs that extra help to be polished. The sunlight will shine through her once again and the sparkles that she brings to everyone will return.

“I love you Katie 100%. My dolly, always here, always will be,” the 32-year-old added.

Katie’s family also released a statement following her arrest, saying: “As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate’s wellbeing and overall mental health. Today our worst fears nearly came true.

“As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs. We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone.

“We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so that she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister.

“We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many she is fair game, but as a family we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life,” they continued.

“We are not asking for sympathy – just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell. We take great comfort in reading the messages of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on.”

“It takes great strength for one to acknowledge they need help, we hope the door is now open for Kate to learn to love herself and to be happy within. Mental illness is not a personal failure,” they added, before signing off with: “The Price Family.”

Appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, Price said she is banned from driving until the end of the year.

Discussing her son Harvey, 19, she said: “Harvey’s in Cheltenham now.

“He keeps ringing me saying, ‘Mummy I miss you, I need kisses and cuddles’, so it is quite hard because obviously I don’t get my licence back until December, so I can’t just whizz in the car down there and it’s not close.”

Last year Price was given a driving ban after she was convicted of being nearly twice the limit while in charge of her bright pink Range Rover, which she later sold at auction.

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