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January 13, 2014updated 14 Jan 2014 3:05pm

Harry Styles secures continuing High Court paparazzi ban

By Press Association

A court order stopping the paparazzi from harassing singer Harry Styles is to continue.

Last month the 19-year-old One Direction star went to London's High Court as a last resort after trying to persuade a number of photographers to stop their behaviour.

On that occasion, counsel David Sherborne told Justice Nicola Davies that it was not a privacy injunction.

"Mr Styles is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos. He remains happy to do that, as he always has. Rather, it is the method or tactics which have been used by a certain type of photographer.''

The injunction against the unnamed individuals – ''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.

Sherborne said that the order had succeeded in bringing the activities complained of to an end – for the moment at least – and steps were being taken to progress the proceedings against four photographers, one of whom was actively contesting the allegations although he did not object to the injunction continuing.

The judge scheduled another hearing for 10 March which will decide how the action should proceed.

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Styles was not in court.

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