Kate Price ‘hiring 24/7 security at Essex home’ following alleged assault08/27/2021
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Katie Price is reportedly hoping to hire an around the clock security firm following her reported attack earlier this week.
The 43 year old was allegedly punched in the face in the early hours of Monday 23 August and was rushed to hospital with "facial injuries", which she has since revealed in new pictures.
And the mother of five is said to be so shaken following the alleged incident that she is reportedly sparing no expense when it comes to protecting herself in the future.
"Katie is considering getting a security team in place and has spoken to guys she has used in the past. She is also thinking about getting a panic alarm so that she feels even safer," a source told The Sun.
It was added: "Katie's priority is feeling safe, and she'll do anything – including 24/7 security forming a 'ring of steel' around her to make sure that's the case."
OK! has contacted a representative for Katie for further comment.
This comes after it was confirmed that Katie would not be dropping her assault case despite previous reports that she is "too mentally fragile" to testify in court.
Following the alleged attack, a 32 year old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour before being released on bail until 20 September.
And despite initial reports from The Sun claiming that she "cannot face" a court appearance, a representative for Katie confirmed to OK! that she is still planning on getting justice.
"Katie is NOT withdrawing her statement," her rep stated.
It was added: "She is emotionally vulnerable but strong with the dedicated support of all those around her, management, family and the unconditional support of her fans and supporters, she will embrace life moving forward."
A police spokesman has said: "We have a duty of care to gather all evidence relating to this case, and our inquiries continue."
Meanwhile, new pictures have shown the full extent of Katie's injuries following the alleged attack at her Essex home.
Katie's face is seen bruised on the right side of her cheek, and her lip is damaged, too. Her eye also appears to be surrounded by a purple bruise.
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