Scotland Yard are looking into new information about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, it is reported today.
The information is currently being assessed by the Metropolitan Police for its validity and integrity.
The evidence does not form part of the original investigation into Diana, Princess of Wales’s death in 1997 (Operation Paget), which closed in 2008 finding that her death was caused by “grossly negligent driving of the following vehicles and of the Mercedes” adding that additional factors were “the impairment of the judgment of the driver of the Mercedes through alcohol” and “the death of the deceased was caused or contributed to by the fact that the deceased was not wearing a seat-belt, the fact that the Mercedes struck the pillar in the Alma Tunnel, rather than colliding with something else”.
The Metropolitan Police have not commented further on the investigation at this stage.
Some reporters have dismissed the evidence as nonsense, though the decision by the Metropolitan Police to release this statement about the investigation into the evidence does raise further questions about why its validity wasn’t investigated prior to being announced.