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"I am extremely suspicious!" Pap Darryn Lyons has A LOT of questions over Princess Diana's death

A well-known Aussie pap has re-opened the conspiracy theories surrounding Princess Diana's death.

By Bella Brennan
Princess Diana's death in Paris nearly 20 years ago has long attracted wild claims and bizarre narratives - what's a chapter in history without naysayers, after all?
Despite an inquest into her passing in 2008, which ruled her death was the result of speed, no seatbelts and an intoxicated driver, Australian paparazzo Darryn Lyons is speaking out, claiming he has some serious doubts over what exactly happened on that fateful night.
Darryn (yes, as in Mr Paparazzi /Celebrity Big Brother star/fake abs dude and former mayor of Geelong) has shared his two cents over the royal's tragic downfall and it's shocking to say the least.
In an opinion piece for the Geelong Advertiser the 51-year-old, who ran Big Pictures agency in London at the time of Diana's death, alleges he was targeted in the aftermath of her accident.
"What I went through on the night she died, and in the following days and weeks, were the most traumatic in my life," Darryn admits.
Darryn's photo agency obtained images of Princess Diana's final moments as she lay dying in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel, however he refused to ever publish them.
"I had, and I still have, the photographs of Diana dying in the car. I was offered a quarter of a million pounds by The Sun and News of the World and a similar deal by News International for American publication," he says.
Darryn's photo agency obtained images of Princess Diana's final moments** as she lay dying, however they never published them.
"But when I heard Diana was dead I immediately withdrew all the images from the market on moral grounds. No deals were done. It was a huge decision. Ultimately, my decision served my BIG Pictures well."
Darryn says the nature of these horrific images made him a target.
"There were death threats against me, and my staff were abused on the street. It was all very frightening. And the tension didn’t ease one iota when I found my office broken in to. Power had gone out, but not in any neighbouring buildings," the media identity writes, before alleging he thought an explosive device might have been planted in his office.
"There were death threats against me, and my staff were abused on the street."
20 years on and the Aussie pap alleges there is a conspiracy behind Diana's death.
"I heard a ticking noise and bolted. The flying squad arrived in quick time, five cars, to find one of the computer screens on — without power. I’m sure my phone lines were tapped.
The photographer-turned-politician also raises questions about the events in the lead up to the crash.
"I am still extremely suspicious about the whole affair. Many aspects of Diana’s death just don’t add up. There were too many ludicrously stupid things went on to think there wasn’t a conspiracy of some sort."
"Even now, 20 years later. How did the cameras get turned about in the tunnel where she died?"
"Why haven’t we found the little Fiat that supposedly pushed the Mercedes into the pylon? Why hasn’t Diana’s bodyguard ever talked? There are lots of questions about and you have to ask what else has been kept secret?"
"There were too many ludicrously stupid things went on to think there wasn’t a conspiracy of some sort," the 51-year-old snapper says.

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