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Katie Price's family "concerned and worried" after arrest

Katie Price's family
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Katie Price's family issue a statement on social media following her arrest this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Katie Price's family have posted a message across all of her social media accounts this evening following her arrest this morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence.

The 43-year-old was arrested and taken to hospital for injuries after her car rolled over as she was driving in Sussex shortly after 6am.

In addition to being over the drink-and-drugs limit, Price is also alleged to have been driving at a time when she is still banned from the road.

In the statement on social media, Price's family suggested that the former glamour model has been struggling with mental health issues and will now "seek the necessary treatment" to get well.

It read: "This message has been written by Katie's family. As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate's wellbeing and overall mental health.

"Today our worst fears nearly came true. As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs. We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone.

"We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so that she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister.

"We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many she is fair game, but as a family we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life.

"We are not asking for sympathy - just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.

"We take great comfort in reading the messages of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on.

"It takes great strength for one to acknowledge they need help, we hope the door is now open for Kate to learn to love herself and to be happy within. Mental illness is not a personal failure. The Price Family xxx."

Police have yet to confirm whether Price is still being held or has been released from custody.

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