Chantelle Houghton was reportedly left "fearing for her life" after fiancé Alex Reid allegedly attempted to enter their Essex home in the early hours of Wednesday morning - because she was convinced he was a burglar.
A police spokesperson told the Daily Mail: "Police were contacted just before 1.30am... with reports of a disturbance at a property in Spital Lane, Brentwood."
Cops were seen arriving at the home later in the day, while the former glamour model's mother was also photographed letting herself into the house with a key.
Chantelle, who has revealed the relationship has been under strain since the birth of daughter Dolly in June, reportedly thought Alex was staying at his mum's home and was left startled and "fearing for her life" when she heard him try to enter, according to pals.
A source tells The Mirror: "She was utterly terrified and thought someone was breaking in. She's been really shaken up by the whole incident."
Alex was released from custody on Wednesday afternoon, but neighbours admit his late night antics gave them a fright.
One local told the publication: "I was woke up by an almighty commotion in the street outside. I could hear a man shouting and when I looked out, I saw Alex Reid. He was yelling, 'Let me in, f**king let me in'."
Both stars and their representatives have yet to comment on the incident.
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