Officers formally accused of sharing offensive messages about Katie Price's son

A disciplinary hearing was held in London on Tuesday where a group of Met Police officers was accused of sending ‘offensive’ messages about Katie Price’s eldest son Harvey Price.

The hearing heard that not only did the officers share offensive messages about Harvey, who is disabled, but also made further sexist, racist and homophobic remarks.

The group of officers in question included seven men and one woman.

It was confirmed earlier this month that doting mum Katie had been contacted by the Metropolitan Police to inform her that officers had been sharing ‘inappropriate’ content about her son.

According to the BBC, the officers are also accused of sending messages in which ‘sexual violence against women was applauded’ and in another conversation spoke about ‘naming a dog Auschwitz’ and another canine after serial killer Fred West.

The officers were part of a Bexley-based safer neighbourhood team.

Katie, 44, was left ‘disgusted’ after learning of the ‘derogatory’ messages, including images, which were allegedly posted by Met Police officers on WhatsApp between 2016 and 2018. 

Harvey, 20, is Katie’s eldest son and has Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic condition resulting in obesity, and Septo-Optic Dysplasia, which affects sight and the development of the brain. 

Speaking out about the horrific claims, the former glamour model said: ‘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.’ 

She added to The Sunday Mirror: ‘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 went on to reveal that her youngest children Jett, nine, and Bunny, eight- who she shares with ex-husband Kieran Hayler – have been left ‘in tears’ by the ordeal as they’re ‘very protective’ of their big brother Harvey. 

Her other children, Junior, 17, and Princess, 15, are also ‘furious’ about it and have been asked about it in school. 

The reality star previously took to Instagram to reveal she had been hand-delivered a letter from an officer which stated that a ‘number’ of officers are accused of ‘being part of a WhatsApp group chat that has posted inappropriate and discriminatory image of your son, Harvey Price’.

Eight officers are due in court on February 21 in relation to the allegations that their conduct amounted to breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour: PS Luke Thomas, Former A/PS Luke Allen, former PC Kelsey Buchan, former PC Carlo Francisco, former PC Lee South, former PC Darren Jenner, PC Glynn Rees, and’ Officer B.

The hearing is expected to continue for four days.

Contacted by, a representative for the Met was unable to give further detail due to the upcoming misconduct hearing.

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