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Jordan's speeding charge dropped

Katie Price
Model Katie Price, also known as Jordan, had denied the charges

Model Katie Price has had a charge for an alleged speeding offence in Brighton dropped due to a legal technicality.

Ms Price, 30, also known as Jordan, had denied a charge of breaking a 30mph limit in the Sussex city on 5 March.

The model, from Woldingham in Surrey, also denied a charge of failing to supply information about the driver.

A trial was due to have begun at Brighton Magistrates' Court but chair of the bench, Lady Anne Mogg, formally dismissed the charges.

The dismissal came after the prosecutor, David Packer, asked for an adjournment to allow the Crown extra time to prepare an audit trail of the main witness's evidence.

But during the hearing, Ms Price's barrister, Katherine Hodson, said it would be unfair to her client to allow the prosecution further time to prepare their case when they had overlooked a point of law.

She told magistrates: "To adjourn the case is, in my submission, not in the interests of justice."

Ms Price was not in court.

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