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.