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New Diana info 'publicity stunt'

Ken Wharfe, the former bodyguard of the Princess Diana, has called claims that she was murdered by a British soldier a "publicity stunt". The police have said they are assessing new information on the deaths Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed in 1997.

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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

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