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British police examining new information on Princess Diana's death

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published August 17. 2013 4:00PM   Updated August 17. 2013 5:00PM
Adrian Dennis/AP Photo
The path leading to Kensington Palace, the former residence of Princess Diana's, is covered by flowers Monday September 8, 1997. People are still placing flowers at the gates in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

LONDON (AP) — British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information's "relevance and credibility."

Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.

The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.

In 2008, a British jury ruled that Diana, the Princess of Wales, and her companion, Fayed, were unlawfully killed due to reckless speed and drinking by their driver, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them.

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