Sarah Harding pictured for the first time since speaking out about her violent fight with ex-boyfriend


By Kirsty Mccormack

Putting the past behind her: Sarah Harding was seen shopping in London following her appearance on the front of The Sun newspaper

Her revealing newspaper tell-all yesterday, accompanied by confronting photographs of the injuries she sustained in a violent fight with her ex-boyfriend, made nationwide headlines.

But Sarah Harding was all covered up when she stepped out for the first time since going public with her side of the scandal.

While she chose to show off her bruised arms and face in the papers, the 30-year-old kept them under wraps in a long-sleeved blouse and oversize sunglasses for a shopping trip.

With her fans and critics still reeling over her tell-all interview, the Girls Aloud star indulged in some retail therapy.

Sarah wore a pair of black leggings with lace detail down the side of the legs,a cream patterned blouse and boots.

The blonde star appeared to be wearing quite a lot of make-up which she finished off with some lip gloss.

Covered up: While she showed off her injuries in the papers yesterday, the singer kept her bruises under wraps in a long sleeves and large sunglasses

Retail therapy: Harding was spotted stocking up in upmarket Selfridges

It was a stark contrast to her appearance on the front of The Sun yesterday where she appeared bare-faced with her hair tied back.

She opened up about the alleged assualt incident with new boyfriend Theo De Vries.

Speaking for the first time, Harding went into detail about the incident with her boyfriend of three months.

Shocking: The 30-year-old described the violent fight between her and her ex-boyfriend in detail during her tell-all interview

Looking at the image on the cover of the newspaper, it seems that Harding's altercation with her boyfriend of three months was in fact very physical.

'He grabbed me by my hair - throwing my head on the floor. We were struggling,' she recalled.

'While he had me by the hair, he was pulling me across the floor. He was dragging me around.

Glum: Harding was collected from her home earlier in the day for her outing in London

'He was smacking my head on the floor. He bit my ear. And when I kicked him to try and get him off me, I got his nose and he was bleeding.'

The singer also claimed Theo smeared blood all her face during the incident.

Her allegations come after De Vries accused her of biting him and throwing an ashtray at his head.

Harding arrived back in the UK bandaged up after catching the first flight home from Austria.

'He's a scumbag': Sarah Harding claims that she was defending herself from Theo De Vries after he dragged her across the floor during their fight in Austria

She had been staying in the Hotel Schloss Matzen with her boyfriend when things took a turn for the worse.

Harding explained: 'He was goading me. The abuse carried on and on and on till I'd had enough. He got so horrible I threw a coffee cup at him. It missed.'

Harding claims she was defending herself during the incident after she decided to end her relationship with De Vries.

After meeting him during her time spent in rehab in South Africa, Harding admits it probably wasn't the best idea to date someone who was also battling an addiction to alcohol.

She admitted she found him 'lovely' when they first met, but things rapidly went down hill during their holiday in Austria when he apparently started drinking again.

Where it broke out: The singer claims that she fled the Hotel Schloss Matzen because things with De Vries weren't right but had to return after her flight was cancelled

Harding realised that her and De Vries were not compatible and claims she left the hotel early to fly back to the UK.

However, when she couldn't get a flight, she ended up returning to their hotel and that's when the fight took place.

The pop star added that she thinks the reason De Vries was so angry is because he could tell that she still had feelings for her ex-fiancé Tom Crane.

'I think he knew I missed Tom, because I do - desperately,' she said.

'I think in a way I was on a rebound. I think that p***** him off. I called him Tom a few times by mistake. He hated that.'

'He wants to kill him': Harding claims she has spoken to her ex-fiancé Tom Crane since the incident and he feels very strongly about it

Harding also revealed that she has been in contact with the DJ since the incident, who 'wants to kill' Theo.

Although she admits they still care about each other, she insists 'we are just not right for each other at this point in time'.

Harding stated that she wishes she could 'do something' about the incident, but that it will cost a lot of money as it would have to be a civil case.

Both her and De Vries face assault charges due to both of their allegations and injuries.