Jordan backs domestic violence campaigner


Katie Price has spoken out against domestic violence. Photo: Phil Guest

Katie Price has backed a Croydon father’s fight against domestic violence at a book signing during a visit to the borough last week.

The model turned reality star, who was signing copies of her new book, Standing Out, on Saturday, pledged support to Chris Phillips. Mr Phillips’ daughter, Johanna Croxton, was strangled to death by her husband in 2005.

As the fourth anniversary of his daughter’s death approaches, Mr Phillips, 55, is hoping to raise awareness of domestic violence, and “prevent any more deaths” in the run up to Christmas.

The Old Coulsdon resident joined hundreds of fans who queued for miles to meet the model formerly known as Jordan.

She signed a copy of her book for Mr Phillips with a note which reads: “To Chris, I am backing you up, Jordan.”

Mr Phillips, a Home Office employee, said: “For the past four years, I have been doing a lot of work on domestic violence, I lost my daughter in the run up to Christmas, I don’t want anyone else to go through that.

“If you live in Croydon, get help now by visiting the Family Justice Centre as soon as possible. They can help you.”

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