Al Fayed gives up the fight following Diana, Dodi verdict

More than 10 years and £10m in legal fees later, Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed has called off the lawyers from his bid to prove that there was a conspiracy to murder Princess Diana and his son Dodi.

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