Le Van Thanh claims that the French police ordered him NOT to talk about the fatal crash of Diana

Driver driving Princess Diana & # 39; Mercedes in his Fiat Uno & # 39; has cut just before her fatal crash claims that he was ordered by the French police not to talk about the accident

  • Le Van Thanh has claimed that he was ordered not to talk about the Paris accident
  • He claims that when the British police asked him to come to the UK to talk to them about the crash, some French officers told him not to go there
  • White paint on his vehicle corresponded to that found on the wreck of Diana's car
  • Diana died after her car hit a pillar in the Pont de l & Alma tunnel in Paris in 1997
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The driver whose car is said to have cut Princess Diana for her fatal crash in Paris has claimed that he was ordered not to talk about the accident.

Vietnam-born Le Van Thanh spoke for the first time about claims that his white Fiat Uno was the vehicle that hit the Mercedes of Diana.

He claims that when the British police asked him to come to the UK to talk to them about the crash, some French officers told him not to go there.

Diana died after her car hit a pillar in the Pont de l & Alma tunnel in Paris on August 31, 1997.

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Vietnam-born Le Van Thanh (photo) spoke for the first time about claims that his white Fiat Uno was the vehicle that hit the Mercedes of Diana

Vietnam-born Le Van Thanh (photo) spoke for the first time about claims that his white Fiat Uno was the vehicle that hit the Mercedes of Diana

During the crash, Dodi Fayed and his driver Henri Paul were killed and although Diana & Trevor Rees-Jones's bodyguard survived, he was seriously injured.

In 2006, Van Thanh's father claimed that his son had repaired and repainted his car later that day, leading leading researchers to believe that it might have collided with Diana's vehicle.

White paint on his vehicle was similar to that on the wreck of Diana's car and he was interrogated by the French police in 1997.

Van Thanh has now finally been traced and has explained for the first time why he refused to come to the UK to help police investigations.

Van Thanh told a team that wrote a book about the crash that he would receive Scotland Yard investigators & # 39; if they wanted to talk to him, The Daily Star Sunday reports.

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He was told that British investigators are still desperate to talk to him about the night of the accident.

Van Thanh (photo) has now finally been traced and has explained for the first time why he refused to come to the UK to assist with police investigations

Van Thanh (photo) has now finally been traced and has explained for the first time why he refused to come to the UK to assist with police investigations

Van Thanh (photo) has now finally been traced and has explained for the first time why he refused to come to the UK to assist with police investigations

Van Thanh's father claimed that his son had repaired and repainted his car later that day - leading investigators to believe it might have collided with Diana's vehicle

Van Thanh's father claimed that his son had repaired and repainted his car later that day - leading investigators to believe it might have collided with Diana's vehicle

Van Thanh's father claimed that his son had repaired and repainted his car later that day – leading investigators to believe it might have collided with Diana's vehicle

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He answered and said: & I know they will come. Several times they told me they would be back.

& # 39; Because they finally told me: & # 39; Yes, they will come & # 39 ;. They wanted me to go to England.

& # 39; Do you know what the French police told me? & # 39; It is not the same law as in France, do not go there. Don't go there & # 39 ;.

The fact that his white car was painted red added: & # 39; The police report – they know why I painted it again. What do you do if you have no money and have a damaged old car? & # 39;

Van Thanh added that he acquitted & # 39; acquitted & & # 39; and & # 39; innocent & # 39; felt accused that he was involved in the death of Diana.

Diana (photo) died after her car hit a pillar in the Pont de l & Alma tunnel in Paris on August 31, 1997
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Diana (photo) died after her car hit a pillar in the Pont de l & Alma tunnel in Paris on August 31, 1997

Diana (photo) died after her car hit a pillar in the Pont de l & Alma tunnel in Paris on August 31, 1997

During the crash, Dodi Fayed and his driver Henri Paul were killed and although Diana & # 39; s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived, he was seriously injured

During the crash, Dodi Fayed and his driver Henri Paul were killed and although Diana & # 39; s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived, he was seriously injured

During the crash, Dodi Fayed and his driver Henri Paul were killed and although Diana & # 39; s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived, he was seriously injured

Van Thanh's new claim that the French police ordered him not to cooperate has led to calls to reopen the investigation into the death of Diana.

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Michael Mansfield QC, who represented the father of Dodi Mohamed Al-Fayed at Diana's request, said: & # 39; There is a real question mark here because the French authorities were particularly keen to ensure that the paparazzi were blamed .

& # 39; He (Le Van Thanh) has repainted the car. The Mercedes clearly hit the Fiat.

& # 39; Whether that was an accident in which the driver drove into the tunnel too quickly or that the Fiat Uno was in the wrong lane, I cannot take it any further. & # 39;

Former BBC correspondent Michael Cole said the journalists' interview with Van Thanh should be passed on to the British and French authorities as part of a formal request to reopen the Diana investigation as a cold case.

He added: & # 39; As a matter of urgency, this information must be transferred to an officer of the court. & # 39;

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