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Police probe rejects claims of SAS link to Diana's death

NEW police inquiries have rejected suggestions that the SAS was involved in the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed.

Scotland Yard said it had concluded its latest ­investigation but would make no formal statement before tomorrow.

Diana, Dodi and chauffeur Henri Paul died after their Mercedes crashed in a Paris tunnel on August 31 1997.

It emerged in August that the police were looking at claims that the couple were murdered by a member of the British military.

Scotland Yard said it was "scoping" the information and "assessing its relevance and credibility".

It was understood the ­allegation was made by the former parents-in-law of a former soldier based on information that the ex-soldier talked about in the past, according to a source.

It is believed that the ­information was passed to the Metropolitan Police via the Royal Military Police.

Scotland Yard said: "The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) received material on August 16, 2013 in relation to the deaths of Diana, ­Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed.

"The MPS undertook a scoping exercise to assess the relevance and credibility of that information.

"That scoping exercise is now complete.

"Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley wrote to all parties and provided them with a summary report of the scoping exercise.

"In that letter AC Rowley made an undertaking that, in order for them to consider the report, the MPS would not make a formal statement until Tuesday, December 17."

Sky News reported that the Metropolitan Police had said there was "no credible evidence" that the SAS was involved.

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