Katie Price’s son Harvey confronted by armed police after family holiday

Katie Price has opened up about struggles she faces raising her son Harvey Price.

The mum-of-five has devoted her life to giving Harvey, 18, the best she can and not let his disabilities hinder him.

As well as being autistic, Harvey suffers from lifelong Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Recalling one incident after a family holiday when Harvey didn't want to leave the aeroplane, Katie, 42, said: "We had a bit of trouble on a plane not so long ago where he didn't even want to come off the plane because he wanted to stay on holiday.

"Everybody had to get off the other end of the plane. Then he kicked off, then all the armed police came.

"They didn't understand. I said it was fine, he's got autism, he doesn't want to come off the plane."

Katie added to the BBC's disability podcast Ouch: "He was trying to smash the phones off the wall in the airport and tunnel. Oh my god it was a nightmare.

"That's because he didn't want to get off the plane, he wanted to stay on holiday but he didn't understand that you have to get off the plane. He does have his moments."

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Katie recently made the difficult decision to put Harvey into care after admitting she is finding his often erratic behaviour harder and harder to handle.

Speaking on This Morning, Katie said: "He is now six foot two, 24 stone and he's still growing and he kicks off.

"I love him so much, he's my absolute life, but he's just hard work now.

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"At his school they do boarding there. It's taken me ages to be convinced it is the best place.

"At least when he's at school, he can do Monday to Friday after school club, I can still go up there and tuck him into bed and have dinner with him.

"[It's] only Monday to Friday. Every weekend and holidays I will have him."

Daily Star recently revealed how Katie had splashed out on new gym equipment in the hope to help Harvey lose some weight after tipping the scales at 24 stone.

Katie hoped that Harvey could join her new boyfriend Carl Woods for workout sessions – though admitted any form of exercise would be better than nothing.

However, she admits it's been hard to get him engaged.

Harvey's condition means he suffers from a constant appetite and is unaware when he is full causing his weight to increase.

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