NEW: Unconfirmed report: New information relating to Princess Diana's death alleges SAS involvement...

Report: New Diana death info alleges SAS involvement

The Sunday People reports that new information relating to Princess Diana's death emerged during the court martial of the former SAS sniper Danny Nightingale.

Sgt Danny Nightingale with his wife Sally after his court martial hearing Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

It is claimed that one of the pieces of evidence put before the court was a seven-page letter written by the parents in-law of another SAS operative, known only as 'Soldier N'.

The letter, which was allegedly sent to the commanding officer of the elite unit, is said to claim that Soldier N boasted that the SAS "was behind Princess Diana's death".

Danny Nightingale was found guilty of illegally possessing a gun and ammunition by a court martial board in July 2013.

Met assessing new Diana info

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are assessing the "relevance and credibility" of new information they have received relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed in 1997.

Report: New info may include Diana murder allegation

New information which has been passed to the police relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed is thought to include an allegation that they were murdered by a member of the British military, according to the PA news agency.

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.

Timeline: Investigations into Diana and Dodi's deaths

  • August 31 1997: Diana, Dodi and chauffeur Henri Paul die when car crashes in Paris after leaving Ritz Hotel.
  • September 3 1999: French accident report blames Paul, claims he was drunk and under influence of anti-depressants.
  • July 2000: Mohamed al Fayed loses court battle for inquests into deaths.
  • January 6, 2004: Diana and Dodi's inquests opened and adjourned, more than six years after deaths.
  • April 7 2008: Inquest returns verdict of unlawful killing, Henri Paul and paparazzi "share blame for deaths".
  • August 17 2013: Scotland Yard is "scoping information" recently received regarding deaths.

Met Police spent £8m on Diana and Dodi inquest

Princess Diana in June 1997 Credit: Reuters

The hearing into the deaths of Diana and Mr Al Fayed lasted more than 90 days with evidence from around 250 witnesses.

The inquests concluded on April 7 2008, with a jury returning a verdict that the "People's Princess" and her boyfriend were unlawfully killed.

After the hearing, the Metropolitan Police said they had spent £8m on services arising from the inquest and the Operation Paget investigation from 2004 to 2006.

That money includes the cost of the legal team which represented the force's commissioner at the inquest, police protection for the inquest jury and paying for the Paget inquiry, reported to have cost £3.6m.

Report: New Diana info from family of former soldier

Sky News correspondent Mark White reports that the new information being assessed by Scotland Yard came from the parents-in-law of a former soldier, and was passed on by the Royal Military Police.

Sky sources say new information on Princess Diana's death was passed to Scotland Yard by the Royal Military Police

BREAKING - Sky Sources say information Scotland Yard is investigating re Princess Diana's death came from parents in-law of former soldier

Royals refuse to comment on new Diana information

A royal spokeswoman has said there will be no comment on the new information pertaining to Princess Diana's death from Prince William or Prince Harry, or from Clarence House.

Metropolitan Police 'not re-investigating' Diana death

The Metropolitan Police have released the following statement regarding the new information it has received relating to the deatsh of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed in 1997:

The deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed were thoroughly investigated, and examined by an Inquest led by Lord Justice Scott Baker at the Royal Court of Justice in 2007-2008.

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

The Metropolitan Police Service is scoping information that has recently been received in relation to the deaths and assessing its relevance and credibility.

The assessment will be carried out by officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command.

This is not a re-investigation and does not come under Operation Paget.


Met confirms new information about Princess Diana

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is examining information that has recently been received in relation to the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed, and is "assessing its relevance and credibility".

Report: Scotland Yard 'scoping' new Diana information

Sky News correspondent Mark White reports that the Metropolitan Police are "scoping" new information relating to the death of Princess Diana in 1997.

The information has reportedly come from the Royal Military Police, but Scotland Yard has given no further detail about its nature.

BREAKING - Scotland Yard says it's "scoping information that has recently been received" in relation to the Diana's death

BREAKING - Scotland Yard says team from Specialist Crime Directorate will assess relevance and credibility of new info on Diana's death

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