Police investigating assault after Chris Hughes seen in fight with photographer

The incident happened at the NTAs last night

Police have confirmed they are investigating accusations of assault and criminal damage after Love Island star Chris Hughes was pictured in a fight with a photographer.

Chris had been attending the National Television Awards with his girlfriend, Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson, when he was pictured in a heated altercation with a photographer.

According to the Mirror, reports suggest Chris started rowing with the paparazzi over claims he’d called him a “cunt”. The pictures show Chris appearing to point and shout at the man before physically grabbing and pushing him. Onlookers are said to have pulled the fight apart.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that at 03:52hrs on Wednesday, 29 January, police received a report of assault and criminal damage following an altercation between two men at Waterview Drive, Greenwich.

“The incident is reported to have taken place at a time between 23:00hrs on Tuesday, 28 January and 01:00hrs on Wednesday, 29 January.

“The reported criminal damage relates to photographic equipment. There were no reported injuries. There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”

Chris has since posted on Instagram to explain what happened. He said: “I want to address last night’s altercation. I was having an amazing night celebrating the award my girlfriend deservedly won. After coming out of our hotel a particular paparazzi decided to repeatedly call me a name I wouldn’t call my worst enemy, and physically try and start an altercation.

“As everyone can see I retaliated back badly to this which I totally regret. I’m human. No different to anyone else. However I want to make everyone aware this was only in self defence. I hope people I care about including my followers, family and friends can understand and forgive me. This night was about Jesy’s win and I’m sorry if I distracted anyone from this. Ultimately I’m the proudest boyfriend ever and I want to congratulate my amazing girlfriend for a deserving win. I am so proud of you.”

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