Katie Price reveals terrifying kidnap threats for son Harvey – with sick gangs planning to ransom him for £1M
KATIE Price has revealed the terrifying threats she received from sick gangs planning to kidnap her son Harvey with a £1million ransom.
The former glamour model opened up about her worries that her eldest son, who is diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, autism and blindness, could be taken.
Katie, 43, admitted that she felt "unsafe in her own home" as she constantly "looked over her shoulder" because of the horrific threats.
The mother-of-five revealed the details of two of the threats, where she was told Harvey would be taken and held for huge ransoms.
"He is so innocent, it breaks my heart that anyone would want to hurt him, but we've endured a lot together," Katie tells in her new book Harvey and Me.
She continued in the excerpt published by The Mirror that the first threat came when her now 19-year-old was just four and the last was only "a few years ago".
"The police had intel a gang was planning to force me off the road and seize Harvey for a £1m ransom," Katie said. "They had been watching us and knew Harvey's school. It was utterly terrifying."
A second threat saw Scotland Yard warn Katie a gang were planning to "stage a car accident" so that they could "grab Harvey".
While a third saw the media personality sent "anonymous emails threatening to kidnap him and slash his face" if she didn't pay up the £50,000 ransom.
"Feeling unsafe in your own home is awful," she concluded. "I still have that feeling of looking over my shoulders – I don't think that will ever go away."
It comes as Katie opened up about feeling as though she can "breathe again" for the first time after Harvey was sent to residential college.
The 19-year-old lived with his mum and siblings until August this year, when he moved to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Katie said in the book extract: "It’s so far from my home in Horsham, West Sussex. But I’ve got to let him have the best shot at life.
"Now he’s there, I can imagine it could be so easy to say, ‘I don’t need to see him’. But I don’t want that to ever happen.
"I’ve been responsible for him all his life, and now it feels weird to have this freedom."
Katie has four other children to care for; son Junior, 16, daughter Princess, 14, son Jett, eight and youngest child, daughter Bunny, seven.
Having Harvey staying at the residential college means she has time to focus on her own well-being as well as those of her other children.
She said: "If something dramatic happens in my life, and let’s be honest, that’s a common occurrence, at least I don’t have to be thinking, ‘Who’s going to look after Harvey?’
"It’s a massive weight off my shoulders.I feel like now, for the first time, I can breathe. And even though I do, I shouldn’t feel guilty for that."
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