New Princess Diana death information probed by UK police

In this Jan. 27, 1988 photo, Diana, Princess

In this Jan. 27, 1988 photo, Diana, Princess of Wales, waves to the crowd during her visit to the Footscray Park in suburb of Melbourne. (Credit: Getty Images, 1988)

LONDON - British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information's "relevance and credibility."

Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.

The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.

In 2008, a British jury ruled that Diana, the Princess of Wales, and her companion, Fayed, were unlawfully killed due to reckless speed and drinking by their driver, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them.

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