facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MI6 chief denies arranging Diana's death

Feb. 20, 2008 at 2:35 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service told a coroner's jury in London that the agency had nothing to do with Princess Diana's death.

Sir Richard Dearlove, who worked for the agency also known as MI6 from 1966 to 2004, said the service carried out no assassinations that he knew of, The Sun reported Wednesday. He called the claims by Mohammed al-Fayed, owner of Harrod's Department Store, "a very personal allegation" since he was the MI6 director when Diana and Dodi Fayed died in a 1997 car crash in Paris.

Fayed contends that the crash that killed the couple and their driver was arranged by MI6 because Prince Philip and Prince Charles wanted to prevent their marriage.

The inquest, years after a French investigation blamed the driver, Henri Paul, for the accident, aims to air all the available evidence to put conspiracy theories to rest.

Lord Justice Scott Baker, the coroner, said Wednesday that he has allowed evidence that would normally have been excluded "to confirm or allay public suspicion," the BBC said.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead
2
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
3
Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts
4
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
5
Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback