Burrell refuses to return to Di inquest

Former royal butler Paul Burrell has refused to return from the US to be questioned about whether he lied at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Former royal butler Paul Burrell has refused to return from the US to be questioned about whether he lied at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Mr Burrell was asked to make a second appearance at the central London hearing after a transcript from a video-taped conversation revealed that he might not have told the whole truth.

Coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker told the hearing: "Mr Burrell is abroad and I have no power to compel a witness to attend to give evidence and he says that he is not going to be in the United Kingdom in the near future."

Mr Burrell's reported comments appeared in The Sun on February 18.

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