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|Diana death ‘a copy’ of MI6 plot
Daily Express Weekend
4 June 2006
By Gordon Thomas
A FORMER spy has claimed the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed were a “carbon copy” of an assassination plan he once saw.
Richard Tomlinson has revealed exclusively how senior Scotland Yard detectives told him his “bombshell evidence” had been borne out in files handed over by MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service.
Diana had said in an interview for the BBC’s Panorama that she was under surveillance by MI6. At the time she was heavily engaged in her campaign to abolish landmines. Mr Tomlinson told the detectives this had attracted the attention of MI6.
He said: “It was made clear to me by the detectives my evidence could be the tipping point that showed how Diana died, and why.
“ They took me step- by- step through all I knew on MI6 files about the deaths. I told them the plot to get rid of Diana was modelled on the one MI6 had created to assassinate the late President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia in 1992.
“I gave the Yard detectives the name of the senior MI6 officer who had written the minute of the Milosevic plan which was then placed in the Diana file.”
Mr Tomlinson added: “ One detective confirmed that everything I had said was ‘absolutely true’.
“I said I had seen the MI6 file that confirms Henri Paul, the driver of the Mercedes in which Diana and Dodi died, had been blinded by a high-powered flashlight as he drove through the Paris underpass. This was a technique that is consistent with MI6 methods used in other assassinations.
“More important, it is the same method described in the minute that deals with the proposed assassination of Slobodan Milosevic.”
Last week a French intelligence officer said: “ We know Tomlinson has told the truth. It is going to be very embarrassing for MI6 when this all comes out.”
Diana, Princess of Wales is and always will be The People's Princess.