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Princess Diana's bodyguard escapes to Iraq
London, October 07, 2007
First Published: 10:09 IST(7/10/2007)
Last Updated: 10:13 IST(7/10/2007)

Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, who survived the Paris car crash in which the Princess of Wales was killed alongside her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed, has escaped to Iraq to get away from the inquest into her death.

Jones, a key witness to the car crash, has taken a private security job in the war-torn country to avoid appearing at the inquest which opened this month, the 'Sunday Mirror' reported here.

"That Trevor is in Iraq is a measure of how much he wants to be out of the way. He doesn't want to be involved in the inquest at all -- he'd rather be dodging bullets. Trevor thinks enough has been said about what happened to Diana, and I think he's right. He went through a terrible experience and doesn't like to talk about it. It has scarred him for life," one of Jones' friends said.
The 38-year-old former bodyguard is likely to be called to give evidence at the inquest in London's High Court in January.

But, his wife 37-year-old Ann said, "He doesn't want anything to do with the inquest. All he wants is to forget and get on with his life. It was a long time ago and he doesn't like to think about it."

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