Niall Horan slams photographer on Twitter for dragging him to the ground
Incident thought to have occurred at Heathrow as band flew out to US.
The One Direction star is used to being trailed by photographers wherever he goes, but things took a sinister turn earlier today.
The Irish singer has blasted a photographer on Twitter for going to drastic lengths to get his photo.
"I hate the paps!! Just got dragged to the floor by some idiot with a camera ! could have seen the fans aswell, but they messed it all up! (sic)," he wrote.
They have been busy preparing for the release of their third album Midnight Memories, which leaked online a week early over the weekend. They will also be celebrating One Direction Day on November 23, which will feature a continuous live stream and allow fans to interact with the stars.
It's thought the five-piece were at an airport when the paparazzi incident took place, after British singer Lily Allen reported seeing them on her flight.
She has jetted to Los Angeles for some rest and relaxation and couldn't believe the pop stars were on the same plane as her.
"Not even joking 1direction are on my flight," she tweeted. "First class too the little sh*ts (ONLY JOKING) (sic)."
Lily even posted pictures of the group on her Instagram account. Harry was seen wearing a tan coat with furry collar and scratching his nose, while an excited-looking Niall had his hand in the air as he said hello to Lily. Zayn, Liam and Louis were also there, with all five of the stars surrounded by security people in fluorescent jackets.
Lily's sighting sparked excitement among One Direction fans, although the married mother-of-two decided against taking advice from some of the over-zealous admirers.
"Alas, no mile high club action with any member of 1D for me. Jolly nice chaps though. LA, nice to be here and not on freezing England (sic)," she wrote.