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Three police officers are facing investigation over allegations of mocking Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey.
It is the latest in a series of personal attacks made against 17-year-old Harvey, who is partially blind, autistic and suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, which induces hunger and can cause weight issues.
An investigation has been launched into three British Transport Police (BTP) officers in Edinburgh after a whistleblower reported a video that had been shared internally to senior staff.
The Mirror reports that a constable is being investigated for gross misconduct after investigating officers seized a mobile phone and found a video in which they were filmed making mocking remarks.
Two other officers are accused of adding comments after the video was posted in a chat group. The video was reported to senior staff by a colleague, who claimed racist slurs had been used.
A BTP spokesman said: “We can confirm that a British Transport Police officer is under investigation in relation to allegations of gross misconduct and potential criminal offences.
“He is currently on restricted administrative duties.
“Two further officers are also under investigation following claims of misconduct. This inquiry is in its early stages and is being overseen by our professional standards department.”
All three officers have been served with disciplinary Regulation 15 notices and will face a hearing later in the year.
The constable captured in the video has been transferred to a station in north-east England. The other two officers remain on duty.
Price has battled for years to protect Harvey from abuse.
In 2007 a magazine was forced to a apologise to the reality TV star after giving away stickers of her son bearing the slogan “Harvey wants to eat me.”
In 2010 Price demanded an apology from Channel 4 after is broadcast an episode of Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights in which the comedian made her son the subject of several sick jokes.
In 2017 a window manufacturer from Stockton-on-Tees was sacked from his jo after sending Price a string of warped tweets about Harvey.
And in February the former glamour model spoke out after online trills photoshopped Harvey’s face onto a jihadi bride.
Price has launched a campaign for Harvey’s Law, to make online abuse a criminal offence and create a register of offenders. She has appeared before MPs and in January this won the backing of parliament.
She told MPs last year that "the most horrific things" had been said about Harvey.
Price said: "They know he hasn't got a voice back and they mock him more... they find him an easy target.”
Harvey’s estranged father is footballer Dwight Yorke.