Pop star Victoria Beckham fired a volley of foul-mouthed abuse at photographers after they frightened her young son ROMEO.

The former SPICE GIRL and her soccer star husband David Beckham had gone to London's exclusive CONNAUGHT restaurant with Romeo, one, and elder son BROOKLYN, four, to celebrate David being awarded an ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE) a fortnight ago (28NOV03), when they were confronted by paparazzi.

Victoria and her husband were furious when the photographers scared Romeo by snapping him up close - and the THIS GROOVE singer made her feelings known.

An onlooker says, "A couple of photographers frightened Romeo by snapping him so close.

"Suddenly David raised his voice and then Victoria joined in with some pretty rich language.

"Just as they were about to go into their private dining room, Victoria turned around and said sorry to everybody for the commotion. It was quite unexpected."

15/12/2003 21:10