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article imageEnd Of The Road: Mr al Fayed Told 'There Is No More Evidence'

By Michelle Duffy     Mar 31, 2008 in World
The jury at the inquest of the death of Diana, the Princess of Wales, has heard today that there is no evidence to prove that the Duke of Edinburgh, the UK government or MI6 ordered the murder of her and her companion, Dodi al Fayed
There is only so much a parent can do to find out what happened when a child died and for Mohamed al Fayed, he is certainly no exception. His son, just happened to be a friend of the Princess of Wales, yet the journey has come to an end for him. As the court round up what has been not only the most emotional, but the most expensive court hearing in history, a father needs to now let go and move on.
The coroner, Lord Justice Scott Baker, at the inquest which has been going on since October last year has began the final stages of summing up his findings over the last six months. He has admitted in court that there is no case left to argue for Mr al Fayed.
The court had heard recently that there was no evidence what so ever which pointed any finger of blame towards Prince Phillip and MI6 and an involvement in the accident. Lord Justice Scott Baker has asked his jurors to find if they thought Diana and Dodi had died in a tragic accident, or if they had indeed died at the hands of Henri Paul, their driver, who was also killed in the Paris car crash, or under simple gross negligence by those associated with the press and the paparazzi who chased the black Mercedes into the tunnel causing it to crash.
The last six months of the inquest had been lying on the foundations that, according to Mohamed Al Fayed, the whole accident had been covered up by authorities and that his son, Dodi and Diana had been murdered in August 1997.
These theories have since been dropped by the the court due to lack of evidence in every corner. Even Mr al Fayed's lawyers were considering not to pursue these leads anymore.
It was a thought day for Mr al Fayed, has he heard how the court had finally come to the conclusion that there was no case to be heard anymore. He was present in court in front of Lord Justice Scott Baker to hear his words.
Mr al Fayed heard how he himself, had been egged on by the media who had covered the story with their own theories over the least ten years, and that after the court seeing 250 witnesses over the last six months, there was no route left to explore and no more evidence to hear.
Lord Justice Scott Baker told the court,
"They are not being pursued because there is not a shred of evidence to support them. Foremost among them is the proposition that Diana was assassinated by the secret intelligence service (MI6) on the orders of the Duke of Edinburgh. There is no evidence that the Duke of Edinburgh ordered Diana's execution, and there is no evidence that the secret intelligence service or any other Government agency organised it."
Mr al Fayed will not be able to take the case again to court. This truly is the end of the road for him with regard to finding out what happened to the couple that night in Paris.
The total amount of money spent over the last ten years on inquests into the death of Diana is £7m.
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