KATIE Price has been taken to hospital after sustaining facial injuries in an alleged attack.

The incident occurred at a property in Essex in the early hours of Monday morning.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently being held in custody, according to The Sun.

In a statement, Essex police said: "We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault in The Meadows, Little Canfield, shortly after 1.30am.

"We arrived and found a woman had sustained a facial injury which required hospital treatment.

"A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody."

The Sun reported that a source close to the Brighton-born 43-year-old said: "Katie is, understandably, utterly devastated.

"She was taken to hospital in an ambulance where she was treated for a suspected jaw fracture and split eye."

The incident comes just days after Katie proudly took to Instagram to tell of her joy after her son Junior, 16, landed a record deal.

Earlier this year, Katie became engaged to Carl Woods.