Crash merits same scrutiny as kelly death
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Diana crash 'merits same scrutiny as Kelly death'
A JUDGE has been told the crash which killed Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed deserves the same scrutiny as Bloody Sunday and the death of Dr David Kelly.
Richard Keen QC, senior counsel for Dodiís father, Mohamed Al Fayed, said there were "proper and relevant" grounds for a public inquiry.
The Harrods owner is seeking a judicial review of a refusal by Lord Advocate Colin Boyd QC to hold an inquiry in Scotland, where Mr Al Fayed bought his first UK home.
He was not present at the Court of Session in Edinburgh yesterday as Mr Keen concluded his submission on the second day of the hearing.
Mr Keen told Lord Drummond-Young: "It took 30 years to instruct Lord Saville to conduct an inquiry into the Londonderry shootings.
"It took 30 hours to instruct Lord Hutton to conduct an inquiry into the death of David Kelly.
"It has taken [Mr Al Fayed] six years to come this far.
"All of that could have a line drawn under it if an effective inquiry was instructed."
The case marks the first time the events surrounding the fatal crash in Paris on August 31, 1997 have been aired in a British court.
Mr Al Fayed believes Diana and Dodi were murdered and that the full facts of the tragedy have never been revealed.