UK police probing newly received info related to death of Princess Diana


Investigators in London are looking into information they recently received in relation to the 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Saturday.


“The Metropolitan Police Service is scoping information that has recently been received in relation to their deaths and assessing its relevance and credibility,” the statement said. "The assessment will be carried out by officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command."

The statement stressed that police are not reopening their investigation into the Paris car crash that killed Diana and Fayed as they were pursued by paparazzi.

The deaths of the glamorous princess and Fayed “were thoroughly investigated, and examined by an Inquest,” the Metropolitan Police said in the statement on Saturday. “On 7 April 2008, the Jury concluded their verdict as ‘unlawful killing, grossly negligent driving of the following vehicles and of the Mercedes.’”

Police services prepare to take away the car in which Diana, Princess of Wales, Dodi Fayed and their chauffer were killed. Jerome Delay / AP file