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Complainant Name:
Ms Heather Mills

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Ms Heather Mills complained to the PCC that an article was inaccurate in stating that she had been enraged and humiliated when security staff at Heathrow airport asked to take a swab from her prosthetic leg. In fact, the procedure was an entirely normal one and was something she had grown used to over the years.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated publication of the following correction under the heading ‘Heather Mills':

Following our article of 15 March, Heather Mills has asked us to make clear that she regularly has her prosthetic leg swabbed by security staff at airports and she is very understanding of the need for this procedure. It does not anger her or make her feel humiliated. When her leg was swabbed at Heathrow in March we accept that Heather was not in a rage, furious or disbelieving.

Date Published: 04/06/2010

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