24 AUGUST 2005

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On the eve of the eighth anniversary of Princess Diana's death, she has been honoured with a new sculpture dedicated to both her and her companion Dodi Fayed, who also died in the 1997 Paris car crash.

The bronze statue, entitled Innocent Victims, was commissioned by Dodi's father, Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed. Created by family friend Bill Mitchell, it is due to occupy a special place inside the legendary London store.

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The work depicts Diana and Dodi smiling into each other's eyes as they apparently run along a beach together, with a bird poised for flight at the tip of their joined hands. Dodi's shirt is unbuttoned and the Princess is clad in a skimpy, clinging dress.

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Innocent Victims, pictured standing in the Bronze Age foundry in East London, will occupy pride of place in Harrods
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