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Brixton teen stabbed to death

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Profile: Who are Royal Military Police?

New information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed was reportedly passed on to Scotland Yard by the Royal Military Police (RMP), although this has not been confirmed. Here are some facts about the RMP:

  • Part of the Army rather than a police force
  • Responsible for policing the military community, both in garrison and on operations worldwide
  • Undertake "serious and protacted investigations" and provide specialist support - such as forensics - to other investigations
  • Also provide bodyguards for senior military personnel on operations
  • Approximately 2,500 personnel

(Ministry of Defence)


Diana info 'appears to have come from new source'

Investigative journalist Martyn Gregory has said he is excited to hear the announcement from the Metropolitan Police relating to new information about Princess Diana's death.

He told BBC News that previous allegations of a conspiracy have come from members of Dodi al Fayed's family, but this information appears to have come from a new source.



Report: New info may include Diana murder allegation

New information which has been passed to the police relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed is thought to include an allegation that they were murdered by a member of the British military, according to the PA news agency.

It is 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 military source.


Timeline: Investigations into Diana and Dodi's deaths

  • August 31 1997: Diana, Dodi and chauffeur Henri Paul die when car crashes in Paris after leaving Ritz Hotel.
  • September 3 1999: French accident report blames Paul, claims he was drunk and under influence of anti-depressants.
  • July 2000: Mohamed al Fayed loses court battle for inquests into deaths.
  • January 6, 2004: Diana and Dodi's inquests opened and adjourned, more than six years after deaths.
  • April 7 2008: Inquest returns verdict of unlawful killing, Henri Paul and paparazzi "share blame for deaths".
  • August 17 2013: Scotland Yard is "scoping information" recently received regarding deaths.

Met Police spent £8m on Diana and Dodi inquest

Princess Diana in June 1997 Credit: Reuters

The hearing into the deaths of Diana and Mr Fayed lasted more than 90 days with evidence from around 250 witnesses.

The inquests concluded on April 7 2008, with a jury returning a verdict that the "People's Princess" and her boyfriend were unlawfully killed.

After the hearing, the Metropolitan Police said they had spent £8m on services arising from the inquest and the Operation Paget investigation from 2004 to 2006.

That money includes the cost of the legal team which represented the force's commissioner at the inquest, police protection for the inquest jury and paying for the Paget inquiry, reported to have cost £3.6m.


Report: New Diana info from family of former soldier

Sky News correspondent Mark White reports that the new information being assessed by Scotland Yard came from the parents-in-law of a former soldier, and was passed on by the Royal Military Police.


Sky sources say new information on Princess Diana's death was passed to Scotland Yard by the Royal Military Police


BREAKING - Sky Sources say information Scotland Yard is investigating re Princess Diana's death came from parents in-law of former soldier

Profile: Who are Royal Military Police?


Competition launched to design new Met HQ.

The Met Police will be leaving New Scotland Yard for a new HQ. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

A competition has been launched to design a new HQ for the Met Police.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Metropolitan Police Service have announced that they are joining forces with the Royal Institute of British Architects to give architects the opportunity to design the new headquarters.

The current building is to be sold, and from 2015 the famous Scotland Yard revolving sign will move to a new location on Victoria Embankment - known as the Curtis Green Building.

Whitehall closed by naked man

A section of Whitehall was closed off today after a naked man was seen straddling a statue.

Scotland Yard said it was believed that the man might have a knife as officers shut down part of the road, near the heart of Westminster in central London.

Whitehall runs from Trafalgar Square and is where the Ministry of Defence is situated.

Woman thought to be toddler's mother treated for shock

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in Lansdowne Crescent shortly after 2.25pm on Monday October 29 following reports of an injured infant.

On arrival, officers found a two-year-old girl who was treated by paramedics and taken to a west London hospital. She was pronounced dead at 3.17pm.

A post-mortem at Great Ormond Street Hospital is scheduled to take place in due course.

– Scotland Yard spokesman

The spokesman said a woman, believed to be the toddler's mother, was taken to hospital and treated for shock.

Officers from Kensington and Chelsea CID are investigating the incident. At this stage it is being treated as non-suspicious.

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