Katie Price heartbroken over derogatory messages from police about Harvey
Katie Price says she feels "heartbroken" after Met Police officers allegedly sent "derogatory" messages about her son Harvey on WhatsApp.
Harvey, 20, is autistic and suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome - a genetic condition resulting in obesity - and Septo-Optic Dysplasia, which affects sight and the development of the brain and police officers are set to face a misconduct hearing over the messages which were allegedly sent between 2016 and 2018.
Katie, 44, told The Sunday Mirror: "These are the people who are supposed to be protecting us, people we are supposed to trust.
"It's pure betrayal, I was in shock at first, then I felt sick, heartbroken and angry. It's not enough for these people to just lose their jobs if found guilty, if this has happened to a vulnerable adult like Harvey, it will be happening to others.
"I can stick up for myself. When it comes to my son, it’s different. Harvey is so vulnerable, so innocent.
“He doesn’t have a bad bone in his body – all he wants is to love people and be happy. He doesn’t deserve this from anyone."
Katie revealed that Harvey isn't aware of the messages but his siblings have been left "in tears" by the situation.
She said: "I’m just glad he doesn’t know this has happened, because if he did, it could do him serious harm.
“The impact has already ricocheted through our whole family. My children Jett and Bunny, who are very protective of Harvey, have both been in tears and Princess and Junior are furious about it.
“They are old enough now that you can’t keep things from them, because they are asked about it at school.”