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Thursday, September 10, 1998 Published at 23:19 GMT 00:19 UK


Diana bodyguard to sue al-Fayed

Trevor Rees Jones attending the legal investigation in Paris

The only survivor of the car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, is to sue his former employer, Mohamed al-Fayed.

BBC Urban Affairs Corrrespondent John Andrew on the expenses wrangle
Trevor Rees-Jones was the bodyguard travelling with Diana and her companion Dodi Fayed.

He says the Harrods owner broke a promise to pay his legal fees.

It is understood that Mr Rees-Jones has taken out a county court summons over a £27,000 solicitor's bill.

The firm, Crawford Lewis, of Oswestry, Shropshire, say that although Mr Rees-Jones's French lawyer has been paid, only one of their accounts has been settled.

The firm say there has been no satisfactory explanation for the non-payment and a county court hearing has been fixed for 22 October.

Mr Rees-Jones left his job with Mr al-Fayed in April. Since then, the Egyptian-born millionaire has accused him and a colleague of failing to protect Diana on the night of the crash.

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