Who is Lord Dyson?

AT 2pm today retired Lord Dyson, will publish the findings of an independent inquiry into how Martin Bashir, obtained his Princess Diana scoop.

But who is he and why was he appointed? Here's all you need to know…

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Who is Lord Dyson? 

Lord Dyson, 77, is a former British judge and barrister. 

From 2012-2016 he was the second most senior judge in England and Wales – Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice.

From 2010 – 2012 he was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United kingdom.

Why was Lord Dyson appointed to look into Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana?

Lord Dyson was appointed to look into Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana by the BBC.

At the time he was approved Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, said: “The BBC is determined to get to the truth about these events and that is why we have commissioned an independent investigation. 

“Formerly Master of the Rolls and a Justice of the Supreme Court, Lord Dyson is an eminent and highly respected figure who will lead a thorough process.”

His report is expected to find that Bashir allegedly "used deceitful methods" to secure his Panorama interview with Princess Diana.

The formal report is set to reveal how Bashir and BBC bosses "breached" guidelines to bag the interview, in which Princess Diana sensationally declared “there were three of us in this marriage."

The six-month inquiry conducted by Lord Dyson will reportedly condemn senior BBC executives at the time over allegations of a cover up, according to the Telegraph.

According to the newspaper, the retired judge has concluded that Bashir mocked up bank statements that were shown to Earl Spencer and allegedly used to win over his trust and gain access to his sister.

A source said: "It will be a true eye-opener."

In notes made by Diana's brother seen by the Telegraph, allegations include that Princess Diana’s telephones were bugged and that she was being followed.

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