By James Murray | Express
Renegade spy Richard Tomlinson last night broke cover from his French bolt-hole to urge Scotland Yard to drop its Princess Diana murder probe because it will get nowhere.
The 50-year-old former MI6 agent, once jailed for six months for breaching the Official Secrets Act, said: “I think they will wrap it up pretty quickly. I don’t think anything will come out of it.”
Cambridge graduate Mr Tomlinson upset former colleagues with his evidence at the Diana inquest in 2008 in which he revealed MI6 had training in how to use strobe lights to distract people.
He explained that he had trained with the Special Boat Service, whose sister organisation the SAS is now being investigated over allegations that Diana was murdered by them in a staged car crash.
At the SBS centre in Poole, Dorset, he saw “a piece of equipment that could give a very bright flashing light”.
He had added: “I was told at the time that this was used in case they wished to disorient, for example, a helicopter pilot on landing.”
While he was working for the secret service, a colleague came up with a plan to kill Serbian tyrant Slobodan Milosevic by staging a car crash in a tunnel using a strobe light.
“There was no doubt in my mind, when I read X’s proposal, that he was entirely serious about pursuing his plan. X was an ambitious and serious officer who would not frivolise his career by making such a proposal in jest or merely to impress me,” he told the Diana inquest.
His evidence via video link from France bolstered claims that the security services were behind the crash which killed Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed in the Alma tunnel in Paris in August 1997.
As Scotland Yard this week continues its examination into the credibility of the allegations against the SAS, Mr Tomlinson expressed serious doubts that its efforts would amount to a full investigation.
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