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British Police Refute Diana Murder Claim

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news-graphics-2008-_655678aThere is “no credible evidence” to support a claim that the British military was involved in the deaths of Princess Diana, her boyfriend and their driver, according to London’s Metropolitan Police.

The allegation first surfaced in August, roughly 16 years after the woman who would now be a royal grandmother died in a Paris car crash. Officers were tasked with looking into whether there was any truth to it.

“Every reasonable line of enquiry was objectively pursued in order to fully evaluate any potential evidence,” police said in a statement released overnight Monday.

“The final conclusion is that whilst there is a possibility the alleged comments in relation to the SAS’s involvement in the deaths may have been made, there is no credible evidence to support a theory that such claims had any basis in fact.”

SAS is short for Britain’s elite Special Air Service.

Wildly popular in life and death, Diana died on August 31, 1997, after the car she was riding in slammed into a pillar in a Paris overpass. Her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul, also died.

Investigators concluded that Paul was drunk and speeding when the accident occurred, and despite at least three inquiries — including a lengthy London police inquiry that poured cold water on all forms of conspiracy theories in Diana’s death — whispers of collusion and cover-up have persisted.

The latest claim, published by Press Association, the Sunday People newspaper and other British media outlets, alleged that members of Britain’s elite SAS commando unit were involved in assassinating Diana.

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