Britney Spears' mother LYNNE has shocked the singer's fans, by joking about an incident in which she ran over and injured a photographer.

The pair hit headlines in June (04) when a car driven by Lynne, in which Britney was a passenger, ploughed into a crowd of paparazzi in California, injuring snapper CALUM REAVLEY.

Britney was pictured sobbing hysterically after the incident and had to be attended by paramedics - but her mum appears less concerned by the accident.

In a posting on the superstar's official website, she says, "Britney wanted to take a few days because some of the paparazzi seem to be getting more and more aggressive.

"Funny though, they seem to be steering at least 3 feet clear of me."

09/08/2004 17:08