Scotland Yard will NOT launch a criminal investigation into Martin Bashir’s BBC Panorama interview with Diana
Scotland Yard will not launch a criminal investigation into disgraced BBC journalist Martin Bashir’s Panorama interview with Princess Diana, the Metropolitan Police said after assessing Lord Dyson’s report into the 1995 documentary.
In a statement on the independent report by former Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson, the Met said: ‘In March 2021, the Metropolitan Police Service determined it was not appropriate to begin a criminal investigation into allegations of unlawful activity in connection with a documentary broadcast in 1995.
‘Following the publication of Lord Dyson’s report in May, specialist detectives assessed its contents and looked carefully at the law – once again obtaining independent legal advice from Treasury Counsel as well as consulting the Crown Prosecution Service.
‘As a result, the MPS has not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence and will therefore be taking no further action.’
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Scotland Yard will not launch a criminal investigation into BBC journalist Martin Bashir ‘s Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales , the Metropolitan Police said