Katie Price 'over the moon' as Met officers who mocked son are found guilty

The TV star said it was about time justice was done

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Katie Price said that justice has been done. (BBC)

Katie Price has said she is “over the moon” after a group of Metropolitan Police officers were found guilty of making fun of her son Harvey in WhatsApp messages.

Eight serving and former Met officers were convicted of gross misconduct over "discriminatory and offensive" messages in the WhatsApp group, which included some mocking Harvey.

Read more: Officers who shared messages mocking Harvey Price found guilty of gross misconduct (The Independent, 3 min read)

The 20-year-old – who is Price’s son with former flame Dwight Yorke - has multiple disabilities, including partial blindness, autism and Prader-Willi syndrome, which can cause extreme appetite and weight gain.

Speaking on 5 News, Price said: “I’m over the moon.

“It is about time justice has been done.

Katie Price said it was about time that justice was done. (EMPICS)
Katie Price said it was about time that justice was done. (EMPICS)

“Not only that they are professionals that we trust, we should trust who have done this and it’s about time and now an example is going to be put out there and something is going to be done.”

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The TV star said that she hoped the officers — seven men and one woman — were “embarrassed” by what they had done.

Mum-of-five Price said it was “actually disgusting”.

“Harvey doesn't deserve this – no-one does,” said the 44-year-old.

Katie Price leaves Portcullis House, with her mother Amy and son Harvey, after addressing a parliamentary sub-committee on on-line hate  Featuring: Katie Price, Jordan, Harvey Price Where: London, United Kingdom When: 06 Feb 2018 Credit: WENN.com
Harvey Price is the eldest of Katie Price's children. (WENN.com)

The star previously said that she was “shocked and upset” when she learned of the WhatsApp group.

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Speaking to ITV News London in February, she said those involved needed to be punished.

"It really does upset me but I have to be strong because I've got five children and the other four will read about this and I have to be strong for Harvey - it's shocking, it upsets me," she said.

Watch: Metropolitan Police officers who made fun of Katie Price's son in secret WhatsApp group guilty of gross misconduct