American TV shows pictures of dying Diana

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Photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales, taken as she lay dying in a Paris underpass, were shown on US television early today.

Photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales, taken as she lay dying in a Paris underpass, were shown on US television early today.

The pictures, of the car accident in 1997 that claimed the lives of Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver Henri Paul, were shown on the CBS programme 48 Hours. The network said they were photocopies included in a copy of the investigation report into the crash.

CBS, which has obtained documents, including the forensic analysis and post-mortem examination of Mr Paul and analysis of the car, said the report stated Mr Paul was receiving money from an unknown source.

The programme also looked at rumours that the Princess was pregnant when she died and interviewed Diana's former protection officer Ken Wharfe and Patrick Jephson, her chief of staff.

Dodi's father Mohammed al-Fayed accused CBS of cashing in on the tragedy. He said: "This was a crime - the murder of two innocent people. CBS obviously don't care about the effect of showing images of murder victims. They simply want to cash in on the tragedy. It is disgraceful and insensitive."

Mr Fayed has staged a lengthy legal battle against photographers following Diana and Dodi that night for invasion of privacy. Newspapers have always refused to publish photographs taken at the scene.

CBS said: "A one-hour report will include photocopied images, none of them graphic, that had previously not been seen and are part of a French government report."

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