Kate Ritchie’s husband Stuart Webb banned from approaching her

The temporary AVO was extended for 14 days after a short hearing
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Actress Kate Ritchie’s husband is banned from approaching his wife for two weeks according to the terms of a police-issued temporary AVO.

The terms also stipulate that the former NRL player Stuart Webb, 39, cannot approach or be in the company of his wife, 41, ‘for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs’. 

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The order continues: ‘The defendant must not do any of the following to Katherine Leigh RITCHIE, or anyone else she has a domestic relationship with: A. assault or threaten her, B. stalk, harass or intimidate her, and C. intentionally or recklessly destroy or damage any property that belongs to or is in the possession of Katherine Leigh RITCHIE.’

The NSW courts extended the existing application for an apprehended violence order today with the case to resume on November 7.


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No charges have been laid.

Neither Stuart nor Kate were present at the hearing. A lawyer for Webb appeared in front of a magistrate at Waverley Court.

The actress, under her married name Katherine Leigh Webb, was listed on the application, lodged by Constable Dean Hodges.

It came after an incident at the couple’s Randwick home.

An AVO order is typically made by a court is when a person fears for their safety, to protect them from further violence, intimidation or harassment. 
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Kate and Stuart walk the red carpet for the Australian premiere of Les Miserables in 2012. (Credit: Getty)
Stuart, a former professional NRL player, was arrested earlier in the year for driving under the influence, and faced court in April.

This was his second drink-driving offence, following an offence seven years earlier. 
The couple has been married since 2010 and together are parents to their four-year-old daughter, Mae.
Earlier in the week Ritchie attended the 2019 Australian Commercial Radio Awards in Brisbane, where she walked the red carpet alone. 
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Kate and Stuart arrive at the 2014 Logie Awards. (Credit: Getty)

Kate is most famous for her long-running role as Sally Fletcher in beloved soap Home & Away, but is more enjoys a career as an award-winning radio broadcaster, and an author of children’s books.

Kate’s representatives have been contacted for comment.

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