Police: 'No credible evidence' SAS involved in Diana's death

The SAS was not involved in the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed, Scotland Yard has said. It said there was "no credible evidence", after claims from a soldier that they were murdered by a member of the British military.

'There will always be conspiracies about Diana'

Robert Dobson
Robert Dobson said there would "always" be conspiracies surrounding the death of Princess Diana. Credit: DaybreakITV

There will "always" be conspiracy theories surrounding the "terrible tragedy" of Diana's death, according to a royal commentator.

Robert Jobson told Daybreak he had come under fire on Twitter for mentioning he was appearing on the show to talk about the investigation into SAS involvement in Diana's death.

"Even this morning on Twitter, when I said I was coming on people were saying 'oh, they would cover this up, wouldn't they?' There is no way you are going to get any more details coming out."

"The truth is they had to investigate this. Scotland Yard had a case to answer, they wanted to have a look at it. They have looked at it and there is no evidence."

'No credible evidence' SAS was involved in Diana's death

Scotland Yard has said there is "no credible evidence" that the SAS was involved in the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, or Dodi Fayed.

It said: "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."

It added that it will therefore not open a criminal inquiry or refer the matter to the coroner's court.

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SAS 'not involved in Princess Diana's death'

New police inquiries have rejected suggestions that the SAS was involved in the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed, it was reported tonight.

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

Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana, Princess of Wales. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Sky News reported it had seen a letter from a senior officer which said there was "no credible evidence" the SAS was involved.

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

Read: Met Police investigate Diana information

Police complete scoping exercise into Diana material

The Met Police said it has completed its scoping exercise into new information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed.

It undertook the exercise to assess the relevance and credibility of material handed to the force on August 16.

Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi al Fayed.
Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi al Fayed. Credit: PA/PA Wire

The Met Police said in a statement: "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 consider the report, the MPS would not make a formal statement until Tuesday, 17 December".