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Katie Price's son Harvey was reportedly mocked by a group of eight police officers in a string of "cruel" texts.

The cops in question, who are based at a police station in South East London, allegedly shared racist and sexist jokes, bullying a female co-worker and mocking black suspects.

The police officers are currently under investigation, after the officers were brought into a meeting with senior officers when the messages surfaces in March last year.

A source alleged: "They've been putting sick jokes in there, pictures of black criminals, but some of the worst stuff was taking the mickey out of Harvey Price.

"There are a lot of messages about him, I'm told.

"These are the people who are supposed to be looking after us and are supposed to be out in these communities."

Katie's 19-year-old son Harvey suffers from Prada-Willi syndrome – which causes severe learning difficulties and behavioural issues – as well as being blind and having autism.

It came as the Metropolitan Police confirmed that the officers were being investigated by the Department of Professional Standards – following allegations that inappropriate and hurtful material was posted by officers in a closed WhatasApp chat.

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A spokesperson for the Met told MailOnline: "The DPS is considering whether the material constitutes a breach of standards, specifically whether there is any evidence of discrimination relating to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief and disability."

The DPS is also investigating an allegation of bullying which involves a female employee.

Harvey has previously been the subject of cruel verbal abuse and online trolling in the past, and his mum Katie has campaigned to change the law to hold trolls to account.

I'm A Celeb star Katie has been leading a campaign against online abuse, which she is calling Harvey's law – with the goal of criminalising social media abuse.

Last year, a disturbing video of a couple mocking Harvey went viral – with one member of the couple wearing blackface.

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Katie slammed the video clip as "disgusting" and "racist" – and she's since joined the campaign to urge social media sites like twitter to ask for proof of ID in order to set up profiles.

The campaign argues that proof of ID would make trolls more easily identifiable, which would make it easier for them to be tracked down and held responsible.

In March, Katie told The Independent: "I've seen Harvey mocked and belittled since he was a small boy, because of his disabilities, and because of his race.

"Now that he's 18, he understands that the treatment he receives from strangers is cruel and unfair. He’s said it himself: 'People are horrible to me.' As a mother, that breaks my heart…

"We have no other option: to make the law work, we need to remove people’s anonymity online to ensure that users cannot cause harm by using online platforms to abuse others."

"As a family, we have experienced the worst kind of abuse imaginable towards my sweet and disabled son – and it’s my mission to make sure that no one can hide behind their crime, or an anonymous social media profile."

Daily Star have approached Katie Price's spokeswoman and the Metropolitan Police for comment.

A representative for Katie has since said: "This is currently under investigation – it goes without saying that those found responsible for such actions will be held accountable, named and shamed.

"There should be nothing short of zero tolerance for this unacceptable behaviour. #harveyslaw#trackatroll."

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