Katie Price’s on-off boyfriend Kris Boyson threatened to break a police officer’s jaw after a row with a photographer, a court heard.
He accused the Pc of being “fake” and threatened to hit him, forcing the officer to draw his pepper spray.
Amid reports that he split with the reality star earlier this week, 31-year-old Boyson appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court in Chatham on Thursday for trial charged with threatening behaviour.
Fitness instructor Boyson, of Gravesend, Kent, allegedly threatened Pc Paul Blundell on October 11 last year.
Prosecutor Piers Restell told the court that at about 7am “members of the paparazzi” were at Boyson’s home to take photographs of Price.
He said Boyson approached the two photographers and shouted at them, demanding they delete the photographs.
“Photographs were deleted. Memory cards were handed over to Mr Boyson so that he could delete the rest,” he said.
The police were called by one of the photographers after Boyson became “aggressive and did not believe that the memory cards contained all the photographs they had taken”.
Pc Blundell and a colleague attended the scene, after being called to the road for an unrelated reason.
Mr Restell said: “Pc Blundell exited the police vehicle and looked at the mapping app on his mobile phone. At that point he heard a male later identified as Mr Boyson shout “grab that phone off him”.
“[He] saw Mr Boyson shouting at him for taking pictures.”
Pc Blundell pulled out his warrant card but he said Boyson then threatened to hit him, the court was told.
Mr Restell continued: “He pulled out his pepper spray. Again he showed Mr Boyson his warrant card and Mr Boyson then proceeded to photograph his warrant card.
“He did this because he said that Pc Blundell was a “fake police officer”.”
In an effort to calm Boyson down, Pc Blundell showed him his mobile phone’s picture gallery to prove that no photographs had been taken, the court heard.
But Boyson then told him: “I am going to break your jaw” and stepped towards him, Mr Restell said.
More uniformed officers arrived and Boyson was arrested.
Boyson and Price have been together on and off since they met in May 2018. On Tuesday 41-year-old Price, once said to be worth more than £40 million, was declared bankrupt at a court in London.