Katie Price was in Shropshire for lockdown photo shoot, venue owner says

Model and reality star Katie Price was in Shropshire on a photographic shoot for a fashion line, the owner of the accommodation she stayed in has explained.

Katie Price, inset, stayed in a log cabin at Henlle Hall
Katie Price, inset, stayed in a log cabin at Henlle Hall

Katie and her boyfriend, Carl Woods, stayed in a log cabin at Henlle Hall near Oswestry for the weekend.

Police were alerted but when they spoke to staff at the hall they were satisfied that the visit had been for 'legitimate' purposes.

Today Cosmo Lloyds, the owner of the Grade II listed Hall and woodlands on the edge of Gobowen that house the luxury accommodation, explained that his home and business was often used as the venue for photo shoots.

"We have the perfect venue for companies who want to do promotional photo shoots, with the hall itself and the beautiful woodland," he said.

"Businesses can continue to have their crews working on such projects."

One of the lodges at Henlle Hall

Mr Lloyd said that Katie Price had used Henlle Hall in the past, both for work and for holidays.

"She loves it here and we enjoy having her," he said.

"Last year when we were not in lockdown she came and enjoyed a holiday with her family.

"And, like this weekend, she has visited us to use our premises for photo shoots for her businesses.

"We are open for legitimate stays such as for key workers working away from home. We are completely Covid compliant.

"And of course we are looking forward to welcoming guests back for holidays and local visitors to our restaurant when lockdown is lifted."

He said that Henlle Hall was due to welcome a major fashion chain this weekend for its latest photo shoot.

Confusion

"After the confusion this weekend, we are going to talk to West Mercia Police to explain what will be happening and make sure officers are happy," he said.

Detective Chief Inspector Rik Klair, of West Mercia Police, said: "We received reports on Sunday, February 14, 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."

Under lockdown laws people must stay at home and only leave for essential journeys.

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

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