Katie Price’s ex-husband Alex Reid faces jail for trying to con car insurance firm

KATIE Price’s former husband Alex Reid faces jail for trying to con a car insurance firm.

Reid, 45, sought up to £61,000 compensation after his Audi A6 was in a crash with a Seat Leon.

In a sworn statement to the civil courts, he claimed a stranger on a motorbike offered to be a witness to the incident.

He said Darren Summers, 49, approached him before police arrived at the crash scene on the A41 in 2018. 

But investigators for the other driver’s insurers, Axa, found out that ex-MMA fighter Reid knew Summers — a kick-boxing champ.

In a regional newspaper article the previous year, Summers said the ex-Celebrity Big Brother winner trained him for his first fight.

Axa claims that when challenged, Reid, of Aldershot, Hants, caved in, withdrew his compensation claim and conceded that he had lied.

Reid — who married Katie in 2010 — had sought up to £50,000 plus £11,500 “special damages”. Axa now wants him locked up for “knowingly giving a false statement”.

Reid is expecting a baby with fiancee Nikki Manashe.

Axa’s lawyers have applied to London’s High Court for the case to be committed for a criminal contempt of court hearing. 

A full hearing on the demand is expected to be heard later this month.

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