KATIE Price has reportedly had her phone seized by cops as she faces up to five years in jail.
It’s understood officers probing the alleged threats now want to build a “fuller picture” of any abusive messages directed towards Michelle Pentecost.
It’s understood Sussex Police took away Katie’s phone during a 12-hour interrogation on Saturday, causing the star to break down in tears, Le miroir rapports.
One source told the publication: “She was informed it had been seized for evidence and cops gave no indication if it would be returned.
“She was distraught.”
Katie allegedly sent an abusive text to Kieran, seemingly aimed at his fiancee Michelle Penticost – potentially breaching a court-imposed ban.
Close sources said the text allegedly branded Michelle a “c***ing w***e piece of s***” and a “gutter s**g.”
The Sun today revealed that Katie’s family urged her to seek help at the Priory in the weeks leading up to her arrest.
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A friend said those close to the former glamour model were worried about her behaviour which they claim had become increasingly erratic.
And earlier today, Katie took to Instagram to speak out following her 12-hour stint in police custody yesterday.
Alongside a video of a glitter-covered shoe, Katie wrote: “I still have my sparkle and drive.
“Looking forward to this week. Big announcement, so excited.”
The ex-glamour model could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison if charged and convicted.
Katie is already on a 16-week suspended sentence for drink driving after she flipped her BMW in a horror smash in September.
A person can be recalled to prison for the length of their suspended sentence if they were to breach the terms of their licence.
Usually a court will focus on the new crime that has been committed when sentencing and take the original term into consideration as an aggravating feature.
Dans ce cas, Katie could be jailed for five years with the 16 weeks running concurrently or potentially on top of the main sentence.
Katie was slapped with the five-year order in 2019 after she called Michelle une “f***ing c***” during a foul-mouth tirade at the school gates.
She was forbidden from contacting Michelle “directly or indirectly”.
At the time Katie described the court drama as “exaggerated nonsense” and wasn’t sorry because she “didn’t do anything that bad”.
Mais elle pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress at Horsham Magistrates Court.
She was arrested at her “Mucky Mansion” in Horsham on Friday before being released under investigation by cops yesterday afternoon.
Fiance Carl Woods picked the star up in a £35,000 Mercedes AMG and drove her away from the cop shop in Worthing.
La police de Sussex a déclaré: “At 5.45pm on Friday, police responded to a report that a suspect had breached their restraining order.
“Officers arrested a woman in her 40s who has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.”
The arrest is the latest twist in the troubled star’s turbulent life.
Juste le mois dernier, Katie avoided jail for flipping her car in a drink-drive crash.
A judge slammed her for believing she is “above the law” but couldn’t send her to prison because of a legal loophole.
Katie was driving to see a pal because she was “solitaire” when she overturned her BMW in Horsham, West Sussex, en septembre.
She was already banned from driving when she got behind the wheel after taking cocaine and downing vodka and lemonades.
‘ABOVE THE LAW’
Condamnation, District Judge Amanda Kelly said: “When you chose to get behind the wheel that night you showed no concern for others.
“You could have killed somebody. Your actions meant the emergency services had to use up their precious time.
“You knowingly and deliberately flouted a court order and not for the first time.
“You seem to think you are above the law.”
The judge also said Price, who has six previous driving convictions, eu “one of the worst driving records I have ever seen”.
The star has been banned from driving six times in the last ten years after a series of infringements.
She has been in court on at least 16 occasions for her driving offences but has never once been to jail.
Katie and Kieran wed in January 2013 and share two children, "Je pensais que je voudrais faire du football et je l'ai fait pendant un moment, 5, and six-year-old Jett.
They split in early 2018 following numerous allegations of cheating.
Kieran is now engaged to Michelle and they share a baby son called Apollo.