An investigation into claims that the British Army’s Special Forces were involved in the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed has ruled there being “no credible evidence” to support such claims, Sky News reports.
The three-month investigation’s conclusion by British police on Monday follows shocking allegations first reported to police in August that former members of the Special Air Service were involved in Diana’s fatal 1997 car crash.
“Having reviewed the exercise and its findings, I am satisfied that there is no evidential basis upon which therefore to re-open any criminal homicide investigation or refer the matter back to the coroner,” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said in a letter obtained by the network.
A three-month “scoping” exercise conducted by Scotland Yard concluded that it is “not possible to prove conclusively” whether individuals did or did not make claims about the SAS’s alleged involvement in the fatal crash, Sky News reported.
Following the crash, photographers were charged with manslaughter in France, but the charges were thrown out in 2002. Three of the photographers were convicted of invasion of privacy in 2006 for taking pictures of the couple.
Fayed’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed, claimed that Diana and his son were victims of a murder plot directed by Prince Philip and carried out by British secret agents.
In 2008, a British jury ruled that the fatal car crash was caused by their driver’s reckless speed and drinking, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them.