BREAKING Chris Hughes NTA brawl: Police investigating assault and criminal damage allegation


Police are investigating an allegation of assault and criminal damage after Love Island star Chris Hughes was involved in a brawl with a photographer at the National Television Awards.

The reality star, 27, attended the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena with his girlfriend, Little Mix star Jesy Nelson.

After leaving the bash, the couple were pictured outside their hotel in the early hours of the morning when Chris got caught up in a row with a photographer.

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.

Chris Hughes was embroiled in a bust-up with a photographer

“The reported criminal damage relates to photographic equipment. There were no reported injuries.

“There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”

It happened outside a hotel in London after the NTAs

Reports suggest Chris started rowing with the snapper over claims he’d called him a “c***”.

Pictures show Chris pointing his finger angrily at the man with the pair grappling before they were pulled apart by onlookers.

Jesy is believed to have avoided getting caught up in the drama as she walked out of her hotel during the scuffle and waited for Chris in a cab.

After the bust-up, Chris was seen in the cab with Jesy and a male friend.

The Little Mix star looks stony faced as she stars at the floor, while their pal looked shocked with his mouth open.

Chris was seen pointing his finger with rage

The scuffle will have put a damper on a spectacular night for Jes, as she won an award for her documentary Odd One Out.

The singer broke down in tears on stage as she accepted the honour, and thanked Chris for supporting her and boosting her confidence.

She said: “‘I’m so sorry, this is so overwhelming. I’m such a baby! Thank you so much…

“I want to thank Chris, my boyfriend for bringing me up every day and making me feel confident.

“I want to thank every person that voted. You have no idea what this means to me, to us. I don’t think we expected this reaction when we made it…

Chris and Jesse attended the awards at the O2
(Image: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)

“I’m so grateful that such a negative experience in my life turned into such a positive one.”

Odd One Out told Jesy’s story about mental health issues and bullying from online troll

At the start of the evening, the couple looked every inch the glamorous pairing as they walked the red carpet together.

Jesy looked sensational in a plunging orange dress, while Chris wore a smart tuxedo.

He was still wearing his tux at the time of the brawl outside his hotel.

Mirror Online has contacted a representative for Chris for comment.

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