Katie Price's boyfriend Carl Woods' threatening behaviour charge dropped

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The threatening behaviour charge against Katie Price's boyfriend Carl Woods has been dropped by police due to lack of evidence.

The 33-year-old car salesman had pled not guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour relating to an incident involving the 44-year-old reality star in August 2021.

But charges have been dropped due to lack of evidence.

A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: “The CPS has an obligation to keep cases under continuous review.

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Carl Woods
Carl Woods was arrested in August 2021 over the incident involving Katie Price. (PA)

"As part of our review and in accordance with our legal test we concluded that there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction and the case was stopped.

“The Crown Prosecution Service takes seriously all situations where a person’s behaviour causes fear and we will seek to prosecute suspects when our legal test is met.”

Woods appeared at Colchester Magistrates' Court in March 2022, supported by Price, where he entered a plea of not guilty and was granted unconditional bail.

The trial which was due to begin on Thursday 16 June, has now been scrapped.

Prosecutor Leigh Hart told the court back in March that Woods entered into, "an argument with his partner" at home.

Hart went on: “This resulted in his partner leaving his property to go to another property."

“The defendant followed her and attempted to force the door of that property and was heard shouting outside in the street which was overheard by neighbours.”

Defending barrister Mark Davies dismissed the incident as, “nothing more than a squabble”.

Katie Price and Carl Woods together outside court. (PA)
Katie Price's partner Carl Woods will not stand trial for threatening behaviour due to lack of evidence. (PA)

If found guilty, Woods faced a maximum sentence of six months in prison.

He spoke out after he was charged with a public order offence in relation to an incident last year.

A month Woods' arrest, Price herself was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a car crash near her home in the early hours of the morning.

The former glamour model, who has previously spoken about her treatment for cocaine addiction, returned to The Priory rehabilitation clinic following her arrest and has since spoken about hitting rock bottom.

Price began dating Woods in June 2020 and in April 2021 they announced they were engaged to be married – her seventh engagement. Last year she stopped wearing her engagement ring and Woods deleted some of his social media posts including her, sparking rumours of a split. But she and Woods have recently supported each other in court.

Price recently pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order against ex-husband Kieran Hayler's partner.

The former glamour model has just escaped a jail sentence for speeding charges, which took place just days before her drink-drive crash.

Carl Woods and Katie Price
Carl Woods and katie Price have been dating since June 2020. (Getty Images)

Price — who was declared bankrupt in 2019 — received a suspended sentence in December after she pled guilty to drink-driving in the early hours of 29 September.

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She was given a four month suspended sentence and ordered to complete 20 hours of rehab and 100 hours of community service.

Price is mother to 20-year-old son Harvey, whose father is footballer Dwight Yorke; she shares Junior, 17, and Princess, 14, with first husband Peter Andre; and Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven, with third husband Kieran Hayler.

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