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Complainant Name:
Mr Ron Henry

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Ron Henry, Mayor of Gila Bend, Arizona, complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article in which he was reported as having warned Prince Harry - who was then on a military posting to the town - ‘not to fornicate the night away'. The complaint denied that he had ever issued such a warning.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

In an article of 8 November we carried a news agency report that said Mayor of Gila Bend, Ron Henry, had warned Prince Harry not to ‘fornicate the night away' whilst on an army posting to the Arizona town. We would like to make clear that Mr Henry did not make this statement and apologise to him for this error.

Date Published: 12/01/2012

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