Chris Packham charged with assault in Malta
20 April 2017 - 5:11 PM

Chris Packham charged with assault in Malta

Chris Packham has been charged with assault in Malta.

The 'Springwatch' presenter was making an independent documentary on illegal bird trapping on the Maltese island of Gozo when the alleged incident is said to have taken place.

However, Chris has denied the allegations and has instead insisted that he was the victim of an assault.

In a statement, his agent explained: "Whilst filming an interview on the public roadside, a vehicle appeared and two men jumped out shouting at Chris and his team, shoving them aggressively.

"Whilst Chris and the team stood back, the police joined them. Instead of intervening on behalf of the innocent parties, the police immediately took the side of the aggressors and manhandled Chris and other members of the team off the site."

The Really Wild Show to make comeback

20 April 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Really Wild Show to make comeback

The wildlife campaigner said the alleged assault occurred hours after he had called police after seeing what he thought were a number of protected species being kept in cages on the island.

Chris wrote on Twitter: "Malta! You point out suspected criminals to the police ... and you end up in court! (sic)"

Ben Fogle doesn't think it's rational to freeze a dead dog

20 April 2017 - 5:11 PM

Ben Fogle doesn't think it's rational to freeze a dead dog

And in a short video clip, Chris also gave his version of the incident, revealing he had been charged with "using force against any person, with an intent to insult, annoy or hurt them".

The 55-year-old presenter added: "I am completely innocent of these charges. Not only was I the victim of being pushed and jostled around I was also then pushed all the way up the street by a policeman."

Chris is set to appear in court today (20.04.17).

Liz Carr set for Silent Witness return following attack
18 August 2017

Liz Carr set for Silent Witness return following attack

Liz Carr set for Silent Witness return following attack
Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood to get own show
18 August 2017

Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood to get own show

Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood to get own show
Trisha Paytas clams drug-sharing took place in CBB
18 August 2017

Trisha Paytas clams drug-sharing took place in CBB

Trisha Paytas clams drug-sharing took place in CBB
I'm A Celebrity bosses silence rumours Mike Thalassitis will compete on the show
18 August 2017

I'm A Celebrity bosses silence rumours Mike Thalassitis will compete on the show

I'm A Celebrity bosses silence rumours Mike Thalassitis will compete on the show
Kirsty Gallacher was 'secretly dating' Laurence Fox
18 August 2017

Kirsty Gallacher was 'secretly dating' Laurence Fox

Kirsty Gallacher was 'secretly dating' Laurence Fox
Montana Brown pushing Kem Cetinay to propose to Amber Davies
18 August 2017

Montana Brown pushing Kem Cetinay to propose to Amber Davies

Montana Brown pushing Kem Cetinay to propose to Amber Davies
Lisa Maxwell thought Loose Women would end her acting career
17 August 2017

Lisa Maxwell thought Loose Women would end her acting career

Lisa Maxwell thought Loose Women would end her acting career
Tiffany Watson: Amelia Lily will never be accepted by Made In Chelsea set
17 August 2017

Tiffany Watson: Amelia Lily will never be accepted by Made In Chelsea set

Tiffany Watson: Amelia Lily will never be accepted by Made In Chelsea set
Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear are not over
17 August 2017

Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear are not over

Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear are not over
Chris Hughes says he's no longer speaking to most of his Love Island co-stars
17 August 2017

Chris Hughes says he's no longer speaking to most of his Love Island co-stars

Chris Hughes says he's no longer speaking to most of his Love Island co-stars
Reverend Richard Coles lied about having HIV for five years
17 August 2017

Reverend Richard Coles lied about having HIV for five years

Reverend Richard Coles lied about having HIV for five years
BBC accuses Channel 4 of 'cynical' move
17 August 2017

BBC accuses Channel 4 of 'cynical' move

BBC accuses Channel 4 of 'cynical' move
Most viewed
Vicky Pattison lost self-respect on Geordie Shore
trending_up 1171
12 August 2017

Vicky Pattison lost self-respect on Geordie Shore

Vicky Pattison lost self-respect on Geordie Shore