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Updated: December 17, 2013 22:32 IST

Diana death conspiracy theory: dud’s the word

Parvathi Menon
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Princess Diana
Princess Diana

Yet another conspiracy theory on the death of Diana, former Princess of Wales and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed that emerged this August has been exposed by the London Metropolitan police for what it is — a dud.

However, in the U.K., where the popular press reaps enormous dividends from stoking and feeding the Diana frenzy, even the terse statement by the Met that they found no basis in the theory that the Special Forces Directorate had anything to do with the deaths of the two celebrities in 1997, is a handy peg to hang regurgitated Diana stories on.

In August this year the police were given material from a SFD soldier via the parents of his estranged wife alleging that persons in his regiment were responsible for arranging Diana’s death 16 years ago.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command directed his officers to conduct a scoping exercise to examine the information and decide whether a criminal investigation should be re-opened.

“No credible evidence,” is what the Met police said in their press release.

The tabloids are now free to re-focus on the Nigella Lawson courtroom drama.

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@Peter Wilson
Yes let live charles in peace with camilla who was making the "crowd" in her married life.

Do not understand what The Hindu expectd the Met to say. It is as toothless as the JPC chairman examing 2G. They have to say what would please their bosses or else they will come in the firing line.

from:  Vijay
Posted on: Dec 18, 2013 at 09:00 IST

May the dead rest in peace.
The living, however, may not find peace.
Her children and husband live with the consequences of the lady's
pattern of life.

from:  Peter Wilson
Posted on: Dec 17, 2013 at 18:51 IST
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