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Was British military unit involved in Princess Diana`s death?

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 13:59

Zee Media Bureau

London: Another conspiracy theory regarding Princess Diana`s death has stirred a hornet`s nest along with marring the marriage of a British special forces sniper, reports said Sunday.

According to a CNN report, the unnamed soldier, according to his parents-in-laws bragged to his wife about the elite British Special Air Service commando unit being involved in the deaths of Princess Diana, her boyfriend and driver on August 31, 1997.

The CNN report cites a news article on the website of Sunday People newspaper, which claimed that it "had seen a seven-page handwritten letter" by the "parents-in-law of a British special forces sniper after his marriage had fallen apart".

But the Sunday People article didn`t "offer a source for its reporting", as it did not name the soldier or his in-laws, the report added.

But the sensational claim that a special unit of British military was involved in Diana`s death, does not seem to go down well with the British police who said they were assessing the information`s "relevance and credibility."

Scotland Yard also declined to shed light on the claims, saying that the new claims would be examined by its officers.
The UK police at the same time made it clear in a statement that it was "not a re-investigation".

Princess Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and chauffeur Henri Paul were killed on August 31, 1997 after the couple left hotel Ritz in Paris being followed by the paparazzi.

The unceremonious death of Princess Diana had unleashed a deluge of grief with massive crowds thronging London streets during her funeral.

Diana had divorced Prince Charles in 1996.

A British jury in 2008 ruled that Diana and others` deaths were caused by reckless speed driving by their driver who was drunk. It also blamed the chasing photographers for the deaths.

But conspiracy theories surrounding Diana`s death continued to surface, many accusing British and French intelligence agencies behind the deaths. Some also presumed royalty members to have hatched the conspiracy to kill Diana.
Also Dodo`s father Mohammed al Fayed had claimed that his son and Princess Diana were killed on the orders of British establishment.

First Published: Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 09:35
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