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Princess Diana's bodyguard escapes to Iraq

Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, who survived the Paris car crash, has escaped to Iraq to get away from the inquest into her death.

world Updated: Oct 07, 2007 10:13 IST

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."