Diana jury returns verdict of unlawful killing

Monday 07 April 2008 23.31
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Diana - Inquest into her death
Diana - Inquest into her death
Dodi Fayed & Diana - Died in Paris crash
Dodi Fayed & Diana - Died in Paris crash

The jury in the inquest into the deaths of Britain's Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed has returned a verdict of death due to unlawful killing.

The pair died along with Henri Paul, the driver of the car, in a 1997 car crash in Paris.

The jury found that Diana and Mr Fayed died through the negligent driving of Henri Paul and the pursuing paparazzi.

After a six-month inquest, the jury at the High Court in London found that the fact Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed were not wearing seatbelts contributed to their deaths.

Princes William and Harry, Princess Diana's two sons, said in a statement that they  ‘agree’ with the verdict of unlawful killing in the inquest into their mother's death.

‘We agree with their verdicts, and are both hugely grateful to each and every one of them (the members of the inquest jury) for the  forbearance they have shown in accepting such significant disruption  to their lives over the past six months’ the statement released by  Clarence House said.