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Harry Styles wins court order against paparazzi

Singer Harry Styles has won a court order stopping paparazzi photographers from harassing him.

The 19-year-old One Direction star had applied to the High Court as a last resort after trying to persuade a number of photographers to stop their behaviour voluntarily, said counsel David Sherborne in London.

He told Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, who first granted the order against the unidentified individuals last Monday: "This is not a privacy injunction. Mr Styles is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos.

"Rather, it is the method or tactics which have been used by a certain type of photographer."

The injunction against "Paparazzi AAA and others" prevents them from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance, loitering or waiting within 50 metres of his place of residence to monitor his movements or take photos of him in such circumstances.

Mr Sherborne said the case concerned a group of paparazzi photographers - four of whom were in the process of being identified.

A request had been made to the DVLA seeking the names and addresses of the keepers of vehicles which were identified as belonging to the four and a letter had been sent to the agencies which used their photos.

The judge continued the injunction until another hearing in January which will decide how the action should proceed.

Styles did not attend the hearing.

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