British police studying new information on Princess Diana death
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 01:19
Aug. 19 - British police say they are assessing new information about the deaths of Princess Diana and her friend Dodi al Fayed in a Paris road crash in 1997. John Russell reports.
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British police say they're assessing new information about the deaths of Princess Diana and her friend Dodi al Fayed in a Paris road crash in 1997.
London's Metropolitan Police wouldn't elaborate on the information, or its source, but Britain's Sky news television station said it had come from the parents-in-law of a former soldier and had been passed on by the Royal Military Police.
Sky said it understood the new information included an allegation that the deaths of Diana, Dodi and their driver were caused by a member of the British military.
A royal spokeswoman said there would be no comment.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that it was assessing the "relevance and credibility" of information into the deaths that it had recently received.
Diana and Dodi and their chauffeur were killed when their car crashed in a road tunnel while pursued by photographers after the couple left the Ritz hotel in Paris on August 31, 1997.
Dodi's father, Mohammed al Fayed, the former owner of Harrods department store, alleged that the couple had been killed on the orders of the British establishment.
An initial investigation concluded there was no evidence of murder and said that the driver had been drunk and going too fast. A 2008 inquest in London returned a verdict of unlawful killing and said the driver and the photographers were to blame for the deaths.
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