Graphic Diana Death Photo Shown In Cannes

A paparazzi photograph of a dying Princess Diana, which has never before been seen in the UK, has been screened in a new documentary about her fatal crash.

The graphic picture appears in Unlawful Killing, which was shown at Cannes Film Festival.

It was taken moments after the Mercedes in which Diana was travelling crashed in a Paris underpass in 1997.

Film maker Keith Allen - the father of singer Lily Allen - has based the 90-minute documentary on what he calls a conspiracy by the British establishment to cover up details of Diana's death.

It is backed by Mohammed Fayed, whose son Dodi also died in the car.

Allen has insisted the documentary is not a "sensationalist film."

He said: "I think it is a very forensic analysis of a process, a British legal process, and I think it reveals things that, I'm sorry, don't add up."

A spokesman for Mr Fayed has confirmed that the former Harrods boss had provided around £2.5m to fund the documentary.

The film will be shown around the world, but not in the UK.

The jury at an inquest which ended in 2008 concluded that Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed as a direct result of grossly negligent driving by drunk chauffeur Henri Paul, who also died in the crash.