Dr Anton van Dellen has written to Dame Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in relation to Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana.
In an emailed response to him, Scotland Yard said his request for a criminal inquiry was now under review. Mr Bashir, then a relatively unknown investigative reporter, conducted the only television interview Princess Diana ever gave. The BBC has instigated an internal inquiry into Mr Bashir’s actions and appointed Lord Dyson, a former Master of the Rolls, to lead the inquiry. The BBC has already said that it does not believe Mr Bashir’s actions or anyone else’s at the corporation amounted to criminal behaviour. There has been press coverage: