UK police won't probe journalist over 1995 Diana interview
British police said on Thursday that they will not launch a criminal investigation into journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princess Diana. Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, has alleged that Bashir used false documents, including fake bank statements, and other dishonest tactics to convince Diana for the interview. The Metropolitan Police force said no further action will be taken over those allegations.
Detectives carefully assessed the allegations: Police Commander
Police Commander Alex Murray said detectives had carefully assessed the allegations and sought advice from lawyers. "Following this detailed assessment and in view of the advice we received, we have determined that it is not appropriate to begin a criminal investigation into these allegations," he said, adding that no further action will be taken.
BBC has begun its own investigation into the matter
"In this matter, as in any other, should any significant new evidence come to light we will assess it," he added. The BBC has begun its own investigation, led by a retired judge, into the circumstances surrounding the program. In the interview, Diana had famously said, there were three of us in this marriage, referring to Prince Charles's relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The infamous interview had sent shock waves through the monarchy
The infamous interview was watched by millions of people and sent shock waves through the monarchy. Diana divorced from Charles in 1996 and died in a Paris car crash in 1997 as she was pursued by paparazzi. She was 36 at the time of her death. Charles married Camilla, now the Duchess of Cornwall, in 2005.
Investigation should help establish the truth: Prince Williams
About the BBC investigation, People had quoted Prince Williams, Diana's son and the Duke of Cambridge as saying, "It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time."