COLDPLAY singer Chris Martin was been involved in a "scuffle" with photographers as he left Kate Moss's 30th birthday party with wife GWYNETH PALTROW.

The CLOCKS star - who was accused of punching a snapper and scratching another's car recently - became annoyed as he left the bash at the adjoining houses of artists Sam Taylor-Wood and AGENT PROVOCATEUR lingerie boss SERENA REES in London's posh Regent's Park district on Friday night (16JAN04).

An insider says, "He turned to photographers and challenged them. He said, 'Come on, let's see if you fat boys can keep up with me.' Then he legged it down the street.

"A bouncer from the party decided to help Chris out. He tried to get between Chris and the snappers and it turned into a scuffle.

"Chris finally caught up with Gwyn's car, and was mobbed as he opened the door. He was lashing out to stop people taking his photographer."

Martin paid off an Australian photographer after he attacked his car when the snapper took photographs of him surfing last year (03).

19/01/2004 14:28