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Scotland Yard assessing new information about Diana death

Police in London say they’re not re-opening the investigation into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed – but they are looking at the new information carefully.
Aug 17th 2013, 6:30 PM 22,711 122

POLICE IN LONDON say they are looking at new information they have received about the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.

In a statement this evening, Scotland Yard said it was not reopening the investigation into the deaths of the couple, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, but said it was assessing the new information for “relevance and credibility”.

The assessment will be carried out by officers from the specialist crime and operations command.

An inquest in 2008 found that Diana and Fayed were unlawfully killed due to reckless speed and drinking by their driver before the crash, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them.

Scotland Yard said that the new assessment did not fall under Operation Paget, a police inquiry which investigated allegations that the couple were murdered and published a report in 2006 which found there was no evidence to back up the theory.

“The Metropolitan Police Service is scoping information that has recently been received in relation to the deaths and assessing its relevance and credibility,” the statement said. “This is not a re-investigation”.

- Additional reporting: Associated Press

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