A fairly eyebrow-raising story about the 1997 car crash that killed Princess Diana is currently making the news media rounds: new information thought to include allegations that the Princess of Wales, Dodi al Fayed, and their driver were killed by a member of the British military has apparently been passed to Scotland Yard.
Metropolitan Police have sought to downplay the implications of the report from Sky News, insisting that, by assessing the new information about Diana’s death, they are not reopening the investigation, nor does the assessment come under the Operations Paget, a notorious inquiry led by Metro Police commissioner Lord Stevens into conspiracy theories surrounding Diana and Al Fayed’s deaths (in 2008, a jury concluded that their deaths were "unlawful killing, grossly negligent driving of the following vehicles and of the Mercedes”). Officers of the Specialist Crime and Operations Command will review information allegedly passed to the police by the parents-in-law of a former British soldier.
Here’s the overview of this new info, courtesy of Sky News Correspondent Martin Brunt:
The information we're told was passed to Scotland Yard quite recently through the Royal Military Police. It also includes, we understand, references to something known as Diana's diary.
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.
In other words, brace yourself for a whole new round of conspiracy-theory postulating in the next few days.
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