'No credible evidence' Diana murdered: Police

'No credible evidence' Diana murdered: Police

LONDON - British police on Monday said they hadfinished examining new information about the 1997 death of Diana, princess of Wales, but had found "no credible evidence" she was murdered.

Scotland Yard police headquarters announced in August it was checking the credibility of recently received information about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, including an allegation that she was murdered by a British military figure.

"The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) undertook a scoping exercise to assess the relevance and credibility of that information," the force said in a statement issued Monday.

"That scoping exercise is now complete," it stated, adding that a formal statement would be made on Tuesday.

Diana and Fayed were killed in a car crash in a Paris underpass in the early hours of August 31, 1997, along with their driver, Henri Paul.

It is understood that the claim a member of elite British army regiment the Special Air Service (SAS) was involved was made by the former parents-in-law of an ex-soldier, based on information he had talked about in the past.

"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," said the police statement.

"Therefore the MPS are satisfied there is no evidential basis upon which to open any criminal investigation," it added.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has provided all involved parties with a summary report of the probe.

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