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10th Aug 2021

“If you can’t trust the police, who can you trust?” Katie Price slams officers who mocked son Harvey

Sarah McKenna Barry

“It is incredibly hurtful for me as a mum to hear about police officers doing this.”

Glamour model and TV personality Katie Price has spoken out against the police officers who allegedly mocked her son, Harvey.

Five officers are currently being investigated over allegations that they shared jokes and “inappropriate material” at the expense of Harvey Price on a WhatsApp group. Katie, meanwhile, has called for them to lose their jobs.

She told The Sun: “They should be dismissed. It should go to court. I would go and speak up and take Harvey.

“If you can’t trust the police, who can you trust? If nothing is done now, it is all a mockery. They should all be named and shamed.

“It is incredibly hurtful for me as a mum to hear about police officers doing this. How would they like it if any of their kids were being mocked?”

The officers accused of mocking Harvey have been put on restrictive duties as the investigation takes place.

The investigation will determine whether there is evidence of discrimination relating to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability in the messages.

This is not the first time Katie Price has called out alleged bullying of Harvey, who has Septo-optic dysplasia and Prader-Willi syndrome.

The model has been spear-heading the Track A Troll Campaign, which would require a verified form of ID before opening a social media account. The movement hopes that this would help tackle anonymous online hate and cyberbullying.

Earlier this year, Katie and Harvey received acclaim for their BBC documentary Harvey and Me.

The programme explored the pair’s relationship, as Harvey came face to face with important life decisions, including long-term care and attending college.

Richard Kramer, the spokesperson for Sense, a charity which supports the parents of children with disabilities, praised the documentary.

He said: “The programme was incredible because as well as highlighting the issues that parents of children with complex disabilities face, it also showed its joyous and rewarding moments.”