Katie Price defended by police as they insist Valentine’s trip didn’t break rules – but they ‘don’t condone’ her actions

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KATIE Price has been defended by the police after they received a barrage of online abuse for not fining the star and boyfriend Carl Woods after their Valentine’s Day trip.

West Mercia Police have insisted that the couple did not break the rules with the 180-mile trip – but added that they “do not condone” her actions.

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Officers have insisted Katie didn’t break rules – but they ‘don’t condone’ her actions

The authority said in a statement: “While we discourage this kind of behaviour and do not condone it, neither party was found to have broken the regulations, which allow for holiday apartments to provide accommodation for a person who needs it for work purposes, or to provide voluntary or charitable service.

“As we continue to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic it is important people adhere to the spirit of lockdown and protect the NHS.”

The Sun previously revealed that Katie and Carl had been spoken to by police after they were accused of breaking lockdown rules – but they dodged a fine when officers ruled they were at the luxury cabins for “legitimate business purposes”.

The couple had left Carl’s home in Essex at the weekend and driven 180 miles to Shropshire, with the pair staying at the luxury cottages at Henlle Hall – the same place they visited with the family at Christmas.

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She and boyfriend Carl spent Valentine’s Day at a luxury cabin – but police ruled it was for ‘business purposes’

They were seen driving away from the accommodation – about a five-hour drive from their home – in a white BMW.

Shropshire DCI Rik Klair told us yesterday: “We received reports on Sunday 14 February of a possible Covid breach at a location near Oswestry.

“Officers attended and after speaking to the manager of the premises identified that two individuals were staying at this location.

“It was found that they were there for legitimate business purposes and were not issued with any fines.

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Katie was not fined for the trip

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They drove five hours to get to the cabins

“We are continuing to liaise with the premises to see if any breach of the Covid-19 regulations has taken place on their part.”

Katie had previously claimed that they spent Valentine’s Day in a “love cabin” in Carl’s back garden, telling The Sun: “I never expected all of this. There’s a cabin in the garden and the decorations are unbelievable.

“So much thought has gone into it and he didn’t get anything for free – he designed and paid for it all himself.”

Under Tier 4 lockdown laws you must stay at home and only leave for a specific purpose or if you have a “reasonable excuse”.

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This includes going to work if it can’t be done from home, shopping for essentials, attending education or training, using registered childcare, outdoor exercise and for medical reasons.

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Katie and Carl started dating last year

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The luxurious cottages, which are nestled in the grounds of a Grade II listed house, come with wood-burning fires and romantic jacuzzis.

She and Carl previously took her children Harvey, 18, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, to Henlle Hall at Christmas time when travel was subject to fewer restrictions.

Katie wrote at the time: “Absolutely love seeing my children enjoying themselves together and here they are tonight in the Jacuzzi at @henllehall_holidays.

“We love coming here for a break the lodges are magical.”

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