Diana's Death: Scotland Yard Reviewing New Info

Says it's being 'assessed,' emphasizes that case is not reopened

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 17, 2013 12:53 PM CDT

(Newser) – Wha? Scotland Yard is sure to set the conspiracy theories in motion with an unusual statement today that it is taking a look at new information about the death of Princess Diana. It wouldn't divulge details, except to say that it was "assessing its relevance and credibility," reports the BBC. Scotland Yard stressed that this doesn't mean the investigation into the 1997 car crash is being reopened, and it added that the new assessment doesn't come under the umbrella of "Operation Paget," a previous police investigation into foul play.

But those distinctions probably won't do much to tamp speculation. Enter Sky News, swinging for the fences: "The information, thought to include the allegation that the Princess of Wales, Dodi al Fayed and their driver were killed by a member of the British military, will be assessed by officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command." A British jury in 2008 blamed recklessness on the part of Diana and Fayed's driver and on the paparazzi chasing them, notes AP.

A 1995 photo of Princess Diana.
A 1995 photo of Princess Diana.   (AP Photo/ Mark Lennihan,file)
A 1997 photo of Princess Diana.
A 1997 photo of Princess Diana.   (AP Photo/Jacqueline Arzt, file)
A 1997 photo of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.
A 1997 photo of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.   (AP Photo/Patrick Bar-Nice Matin, file)
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