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New Princess Diana death information being checked by British police

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Princess Diana attends the 41st annual United Cerebral Palsy Awards gala Dec. 11, 1995, in New York City. / POOL via CBS
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LONDON (CBS) -- British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information's "relevance and credibility."

CBS News partner Sky News reports that Scotland Yard was taking the information "seriously."

The agency declined to provide details about the information, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.

The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the Aug. 31, 1997, deaths of Diana, the Princess of Wales, and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.

In 2008, a British jury ruled that Diana and her companion, Fayed, were unlawfully killed due to reckless speed and drinking by their driver, Henri Paul, who also died, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them.

A royal spokeswoman told Britain's Press Association that Prince William and Prince Harry, Diana's children, wouldn't comment on the new information.

The spokeswoman also said that Clarence House, the office of Diana's ex-husband, Prince Charles, also wouldn't comment on the matter.

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