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Five police officers are being investigated after allegedly sharing vile jokes about Katie Price's disabled son Harvey.

The Sun reported the officers have been placed on restricted duties following allegations they shared "inappropriate material" on a WhatsApp group.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told OK! online: "An investigation is underway by officers from the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) into allegations that inappropriate material was shared by officers in a closed WhatsApp group which was active between January 2018 and December 2018.

"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.

"Five officers – all of whom were based on the same team within Central East BCU at the time the material was posted – have been placed on restricted duties. The group is no longer active."

They continued: "The existence of the WhatsApp group came to light in August 2020 and an investigation was immediately launched.

"The matter was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who took the decision that it should be investigated locally by the DPS."

Speaking to The Sun, an outraged Katie said: "They should be dismissed. It should go to court. I would go and speak up and take Harvey.

"If you can't trust the police who can you trust. They should all be named and shamed."

The fresh reports come just days after a separate group of eight Metropolitan Police officers, based in Bexleyheath, South East London, were put on restricted duties after also allegedly mocking Harvey on a WhatsApp group.

A source told MailOnline last week: "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," the source added.

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