Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Close of day

Two developments caught my eye this evening. The first concerns the abduction of Shannon Matthews, the 9-year old girl. She went missing Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, but was found at her stepfather's uncle's house 24 days later. Her mother has now been formally charged with perverting the course of justice and child neglect.

I am very relieved that Mohammed Al-Fayed has done the honourable thing and discontinued his pursuance of the alleged murderplot against Princess Diana. The inquest into her death found that a murderplot was not the likely cause of her death. Mr Al-Fayed has expressed his misgivings over the inquest, but, for the sake of Princes William and Harry (Diana's sons), he has decided to abandon his quest. I am profoundly grateful for that - Diana and Dodi can now finally rest in peace, and we're also spared further degrading tirades from Mr Al-Fayed.

Stornoway, April 4th


  1. One has to wonder what that poor child went through - I surely hope she isn't returned to her mother.

  2. Yes, I was happy to hear that Mohammed Al-Fayed has decided to put this issue to rest.  I wonder how much money has gone toward this investigation.  Money that could have been better spent helping people less fortunate. Apparently it was also proved that Diana was not pregnant.  It was a tragedy for all concerned, I'm glad they can rest in peace and her family won;t have to hear of this anymore.  Linda in Washington state  

  3. katie39041@talktalk.net9 April 2008 at 05:45

    The good people of Dewbury will be disgusted by what Mathews and co have been up to. Dewsbury is my home town and i know my thoughts on the case. Also i wonder where the family will live. Because i would of thought Dewsbury and Dewsbury moor no go areas. Feelings will be running very high in the area. I am glad the issues regarding Diana and Dodi`s death are coming to the end.I do feel sorry for Mr A-Fayed. It must be hard for anybody loosing someone they love. Now he as closure and will be able to move forward.
    Love and hugs

  4. I agree about Diana. Well said

  5. why is the mother charged? What has she done? OH BOY.

    Did i read that Al-Fayed has cancer? I will always miss Princess Di.