17 Dec 2013

Police say no SAS role in Diana's death

9:15 pm on 17 December 2013

The London Metropolitan Police have issued a statement after looking into new allegations surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her companion Dodi Al Fayed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed.

Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed. Photo: AFP ARCHIVES

Police said they did not find any credible evidence to support allegations that a soldier in the British Special Forces was involved in their deaths.

In August this year, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they were examining new information about the death of Princess Diana. They say they had unprecedented access to records held by the Special Forces, the BBC reports.

Police say every line of reasonable inquiry was pursued and after four months of work their conclusion is that there is no credible evidence of SAS involvement in Diana's death.

The statement added that there was no basis to open a criminal investigation.

A 2008 inquest found the couple had been unlawfully killed. The car crash in a Paris tunnel occurred partly due to the "gross negligence" of the driver, it ruled.