Harry Dunn’s alleged killer Anne Sacoolas who left England after ‘causing his death by driving on the wrong side of the road’ DID NOT have diplomatic immunity, his family is told
- Harry Dunn, 19, died when his motorcycle was struck by car near RAF Croughton
- Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the collision in August 2019
- Director of Public Prosecutions concluded suspect should not have left the UK
- It comes as Mr Dunn’s family filed a lawsuit against Mrs Sacoolas in Virginia
UK Daily Mail: Harry Dunn’s family have been told that his alleged killer did not have diplomatic immunity, according to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Harry Dunn death: Accused 'did not have immunity' https://t.co/ZCDO0eH9ag— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) September 9, 2020
Anne Sacoolas left England following the collision in August 2019 that claimed the life of the 19-year-old.
She had been driving on the wrong side of the road near at RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire, when she struck Mr Dunn’s motorcycle head-on, authorities said.
"My anger has been reignited."— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) September 10, 2020
Harry Dunn's mum speaks to #BBCBreakfast after she says she was led to believe a virtual trial for Anne Sacoolas was 'imminent.'
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The 43-year-old was able to leave the UK on September 15 along with her husband, Jonathan, a US intelligence officer at the military base used by American forces.
But Mrs Sacoolas was subsequently charged with causing Mr Dunn’s death by dangerous driving in December.
Harry Dunn crash driver Anne Sacoolas did not have diplomatic immunity, DPP rules – as his family begin lawsuit in US https://t.co/len4G2PDwZ— The Sun (@TheSun) September 10, 2020
An extradition request was submitted by the Home Office but US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected it in January and said his decision was ‘final’.
The family’s spokesman Radd Seiger said earlier today that the Director of Public Prosecutions’s legal team had concluded the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office should not have allowed the suspect to leave the country in the first place.
in the UK which puzzled journalists. But the U.K. is closing that loophole. https://t.co/SuenmN2Saq— SammyBytes (@SammyBytes) September 10, 2020
Max Hill QC’s conclusion contrasts with that of the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, who told Parliament on October 21 that the suspect did have immunity.
Mr Dunn’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, met Mr Hill on Wednesday at the Crown Prosecution Service’s headquarters in London.