Ex-London police chief demands apology over ’scurrilous’ Di allegationsFebruary 15th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 15 (ANI): The former police chief who led the British investigation into the death of Princess Diana has denied “scurrilous allegations” that he had corrupt while doing his job.
Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Lord Stevens also revealed that he would be demanding an apology.
The ex top cop stared at Diana’s lover Dodi Fayed’s father Mohammed Fayed in court and demanded an apology over accusations he was “got at by the establishment”.
Lord Stevens was leading the 2006 inquiry into the August 1997 car crash, which killed Diana, 36, Dodi and driver Henri Paul, 41, in Paris.
It was alleged that the police officer told Paul’s parents their son was sober, however took an about turn in his inquiry by stating that the chauffeur was three times the drink-drive limit.
When asked if he was “got at” to exaggerate the driver’s boozing, Lord Stevens snapped back: “Integrity is everything to me. To think I would contemplate that is absurd. I want an apology.”
Earlier, he reacted furiously to accusations by the Harrods boss that he had been “negligent and improper.”
“That is quite outrageous!” The Sun quoted Lord Stevens, as saying.
Coroner Lord Justice Baker slammed Fayed’s security chief John Macnamara, who lied on US TV, claiming Paul was sober when he knew the driver had at least two spirits.
“As a former chief inspector you should be aware of the importance of telling the truth,” Lord Scott Baker said. (ANI)
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