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Dale Tryon detained

Kate Watson-Smyth
Tuesday 17 June 1997 23:02 BST
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Lady Tryon, a close friend of the Prince of Wales, was detained by police last night after a mental breakdown following calls she made to a news agency claiming that her husband had announced he wanted a divorce.

She was detained under the Mental Health Act at the police station in Salisbury, Wiltshire, where psychiatrists decided she should be admitted to hospital.

Dale 'Kanga' Tryon, 48, an Australian, is in a wheelchair after breaking her back when she fell out of a window at an alcohol and drugs addiction clinic a year ago. She had only just returned home. She is the founder of a fashion company called Kanga.

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