Officials investigating the 1997 death of Diana, Princess of Wales, have reportedly uncovered the identity of the suicide victim whose blood was mixed up with samples taken from her driver, Henri Paul.
It is now known that the blood, previously thought to be Paul's and used to prove that the chauffeur was three times over the legal drink-driving limit, belonged to somebody else.
Forensic pathologist Professor Dominique LeComte faces an investigation over the mix-up after it emerged in September this year that she confused the identity numbers of the bodies.
Paul was at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz when it crashed inside a tunnel in Paris, killing him, Diana and her lover, Dodi Fayed. Paul was said to have been heavily intoxicated at the time.
An insider has told the British newspaper Daily Express: "What is certain is that all the tests on Paul's blood were deeply flawed, and that the truth is only now slowly emerging.
"The French authorities knew who this suicide victim was, and that his alcohol and carbon monoxide readings were used to make it look as though Paul should not have been driving." - Wenn & Sowetan