BRITAIN: British police were yesterday considering reopening an investigation into the death of Princess Diana's former police bodyguard Barry Mannakee - hitherto always thought to have been killed in a straightforward traffic accident - in the light of taped remarks by the princess in 1992, shown on US television on Monday, writes Stephen Bates in London
The BBC reported that Sir John Stevens, the commissioner of London's Metropolitan police, who is reinvestigating the princess's death in the Paris car crash in 1997 before an inquest is held next year, will now also re-examine Mr Mannakee's death 10 years earlier.
On Monday, NBC TV broadcast a second extract from tapes made by the princess with her voice coach Peter Settelen.
Although she did not name him, the princess spoke of falling "deeply in love with someone who worked in this environment", taken to mean Mr Mannakee. She added she considered moving away from the prince to live with him and voiced her suspicion that he had been "bumped off". - (Guardian Service)