13:44 17 December 2013
Following the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed in a 1997 Paris car crash, some speculation surfaced suggesting that military was involved in the incident. In 2008, an inquest found that the couple has been unlawfully killed. However, today, the Met has said that there is no credible evidence that the SAS was involved in the car crash in a Paris tunnel and it was ruled that the accident took place due to the “gross negligence” of the driver.
Because of this, it was said that there is no basis to open a criminal investigation.
The statement from the police reads: "Every reasonable line of enquiry was objectively pursued in order to fully evaluate any potential evidence.
"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.
"Therefore the MPS are satisfied there is no evidential basis upon which to open any criminal investigation or to refer the matter back to HM Coroner."