Diana's Death: Police Passed New Information from Military Sources

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  1. Diana's Death: Police Passed New Information

    Scotland Yard is assessing new information on the death of Princess Diana to determine whether it is credible.

    The information, passed to the Metropolitan Police through military sources, will be assessed by officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command.

    The deaths of the Princess of Wales and Dodi al Fayed in Paris in 1997 were investigated and examined by an inquest led by Lord Justice Scott Baker at the Royal Court of Justice in 2007.

    On April 7, 2008, the jury concluded their verdict as "unlawful killing, grossly negligent driving of the following vehicles and of the Mercedes".

    The Metropolitan Police added the assessment was not a re-investigation and does not come under Operation Paget - the inquiry led by Lord Stevens into conspiracy theories surrounding Princess Diana and Mr al Fayed's deaths.

    Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "It's not clear exactly what this information is, but we understand that it points to an allegation that Diana and those in the car with her were murdered.

    "Scotland Yard has confirmed that it has received this information in the past few days and has begun what it calls a scoping exercise, to assess the information to assess its credibility.

    "These are very early days, the information has just come in, and Scotland Yard is adamant in saying that this is not a reopening of its investigation from 2004 when it spent three years looking into the circumstances of the Princess' death.

    "But it is taking the information seriously and it is considering and it is possible that a new investigation may open."

    Diana, Mr al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul died after the Mercedes crashed in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.
  2. Here we go again...business a bit slow at the corner shop in Knightsbridge?
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  3. With this and Hilsbrough there will never be any peace.
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  4. There must be something substantive in this for the Met to have gone public to announce they are looking at it. Usually it would be dismissed as background noise or an attention seeker and not see the light of day.

    Maybe the source has some dirt on Blair and Campbell and we will see them in the Hague yet.......
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  5. A spokesman for the Lizardmen said, "we have passed all the relevant information on to Scotland Yard..........

    .....and the Daily Express."
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  6. Missing the point here chaps.

    The fact this is appearing on the news on a Sat night is because they have something new and something they feel must be significant.

    I bet they get hundreds if not thousands of cranks every year spouting on about something or other to do with Diana. If this was more lizardmen then why would the Met risk ridicule by telling us they are doing 'something'.
  7. Now we just need a new lead on Maddie and the Express will go into meltdown
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  8. Missing the point here chap.

    Even if there is something new and significant I think a lot of people will really struggle to give a shit.
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  9. So it was not the pissed French driver and the fact that the three dead people were not wearing seat belts then. August is always slow on the news front but this is stretching it.
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  10. Exactly, if she'd been wearing a belt we would still be subjected to her endless media whoring. A hit would not have been dependent on the victim being too stupid to wear a seat belt.
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  11. I would much rather they keep digging into the death of Diana untill there's nothing more to glean. Than these endless calls to keep opening the Bloody Sunday file... On one hand they are trying to uncover truth, on the other they [IRA supporters] are just trying to rewrite the story untill they get a version they are happy with.
  12. "It is understood the allegation was made by the former parents-in-law of a former soldier based on information that the ex-soldier talked about in the past, according to a military source."

    Says it all really. I think it's called bullshitting!

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  13. krd

    krd Old-Salt

    This is bullshit. Killed by a drunk driver. End of.
  14. Fixed that for you, good to get one over the Ex 's isnt it
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  15. Princess Diana death: Police probe sensational claim she was killed by the SAS - Mirror Online

    The allegation emerged at the second court martial of Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who was found guilty of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition

    Police are investigating a sensational claim that the SAS was involved in the death of Princess Diana, reports Sean Rayment.

    The allegation emerged at the second court martial of Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who was found guilty of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition.

    It came in a letter to the elite unit’s commanding officer by the parents-in-law of a special forces sniper, known only as Soldier N, who was Sgt Nightingale’s former housemate and a key witness for the prosecution.

    The letter said Solider N boasted the SAS “was behind Princess Diana’s death”.

    The Ministry of Defence, the Royal Military Police and the Service Prosecuting Authority have known of its existence and the claim since it was sent in September 2011.

    The seven-page hand-written letter – a copy of which has been seen by the Sunday People – also makes allegations over Soldier N’s behaviour towards his wife and her family following the collapse of the couple’s marriage.

    It is understood that the SAS passed the letter to the Service Prosecuting Authority prior to the start of the Sgt Nightingale trial.

    All references to the paramilitary force were removed by the SPA before it released the document to the court.