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World PM will go to Trump if US diplomat's wife does not return to UK

15:50  07 october  2019
15:50  07 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Parents of teen killed in crash don't want US diplomat's wife punished

  Parents of teen killed in crash don't want US diplomat's wife punished The parents of a British teenager killed in a car crash which is thought to have involved an American diplomat's wife said they do not want her to be punished after she left the country. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn told Sky News they want Anne Sacoolas to come back to the UK to face them after their son, Harry Dunn, 19, died in hospital following a head-on collision with a car while riding his motorbike.

The diplomat ' s wife left the UK despite telling police she did not plan to. Nick Adderley, of Northamptonshire Police, has written "in the strongest terms" to the US Embassy urging them to waive her diplomatic immunity. On Saturday the US State Department said diplomatic immunity was

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Boris Johnson has said he hopes a diplomat's wife who claimed immunity and left the UK after being accused of killing a British teenager in a car crash will return to the UK - and will raise it with the White House if she does not.

a person posing for the camera: Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US© Other Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US

The prime minister said 19-year-old Harry's Dunn's death after he was hit by a car outside RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire, on 27 August was a "tragic loss".

Anne Sacoolas, who is the main suspect, left the UK after claiming diplomatic immunity as her husband, Jonathan Sacoolas, works at the US spy base.

Police believe Mrs Sacoolas, who has three children, drove out of the airbase on to the wrong side of the road, hitting the teenager head on.

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The prime minister said on Monday: "I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.

a man standing in front of a brick wall: Harry Dunn. Pic: Facebook© Other Harry Dunn. Pic: Facebook

"I hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and engage properly with the processes of law as they're carried out in this country.

"That's a point we are raising today with the American ambassador here in the UK.

"I hope it will be resolved very shortly. If we can't resolve it then of course I will be raising it myself personally with the White House."

a close up of a person: Anne Sacoolas on her wedding day in 2003© Other Anne Sacoolas on her wedding day in 2003

His comments came as the first pictures of Mrs Sacoolas, who was named by Sky News on Sunday, were revealed.

Northamptonshire Police's chief constable, Nick Adderley, told Sky News Mrs Sacoolas has a "moral obligation" to help police with their investigation and make sure Harry's family gets answers.

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  UK PM Johnson urges Trump to reconsider U.S. crash case stance UK PM Johnson urges Trump to reconsider U.S. crash case stanceHarry Dunn, 19, was killed in August in a road collision near RAF Croughton, an air force base in central England that is used by the United States.

"President Trump , please listen. We ’re a family in ruin,” Charlotte Charles told Sky News Friday. The driver in a wrong-way crash that killed a British teen was the wife of an American diplomat who fled “I have called the US Ambassador to express the UK ’ s disappointment with their decision and to urge

The teenager's distraught parents said they are 'utterly broken inside and out' Both calling on the diplomat ' s wife to return to UK so they can grieve properly the wife of a senior US diplomat suspected of being involved must return to the UK to face

However, he said "there is very little we can do" when a suspect claims diplomatic immunity.

He added: "We could have arrested her, we could have taken her into custody, but as soon as diplomatic immunity is invoked we can ask for the waiver - and we did.

"As soon as we were made aware she was covered by the immunity, we made a waiver application. Whether she's in custody or not we would have had to let her leave.

"She would have left in any case."

Sky News understands Northamptonshire Police were in the process of requesting a waiver of diplomatic immunity when they were informed that Mrs Sacoolas and her family had left the UK.

The waiver was turned down by the US and a source said she had been "recalled" by the US embassy.

Harry Dunn's mother slams 'oafish and insulting' Donald Trump after he defends US spy's wife who killed her son in crash because it's difficult 'driving on wrong side of road' - then flashes note revealing she WON'T face justice in Britain

  Harry Dunn's mother slams 'oafish and insulting' Donald Trump after he defends US spy's wife who killed her son in crash because it's difficult 'driving on wrong side of road' - then flashes note revealing she WON'T face justice in Britain Charlotte Graham, whose son Harry Dunn was hit and killed by Anne Sacoolas outside a US spy base in Britain, is 'disgusted' by the US President.Charlotte Graham, whose son Harry Dunn was hit and killed by Anne Sacoolas outside a US spy base in Britain, is 'disgusted' by the US President who said British roads are confusing for Americans and said: 'It happens'.

THE wife of US diplomat who fled Britain after claiming immunity has been revealed after the tragic Diplomat ' s wife named. The 42-year-old mother-of-three initially cooperated with police but "It is in no one's interests for her not to do so and would set a terrible precedent if she does not return ." The devastated family also issued a direct appeal to US President Donald Trump to help them in their

US diplomat ’ s wife urged to return to UK by mother of teenager killed in crash. “Any questions regarding a waiver of the immunity with regard to our diplomats and their family members overseas in a case like this receive intense attention at senior levels and are considered carefully given the global

According to the Crown Prosecution Service's website, only diplomats and their families based in London are entitled to claim diplomatic immunity.

However, Sky News understands there was a special arrangement between the UK and US extending it to those based at RAF Croughton, a US spy base.

Harry's mum, Charlotte Charles, told Sky News: "The police had the CCTV footage released showing she pulled out of the RAF base on to the wrong side of the road, unfortunately where the crash was is on the brow of a hill.

"Harry had no chance of avoiding her. She travelled from around 350 to 400 yards on the wrong side of the road. It was a head on collision. We later lost him in hospital."

Harry's dad, Tim Dunn added: "She was compliant with the police, she admitted at the time she was in the wrong. We know from the police she was going to stay in the country, she was permitted to stay here for three years.

"And then we didn't think this would be what is happening so to hear the news a few weeks after the funeral was devastating."

Mrs Charles added that she wants Mr Johnson to use the UK's "special relationship" with the US to help them.

She said: "This supposed amazing relationship with the US needs to be used to its full potential and Boris Johnson we would really appreciate your help. Every bit of help possible to try to get her back.

"Harry always fought for what he thought was right. We're honouring him by doing this. We just have to keep going to try to get some closure.

"All we need to do is to meet her, all we need to do is ask her to come back. It's not much to ask. She's left a family in complete ruin. We're broken."

Sky News has made every effort to contact Mrs Sacoolas online, but she has not responded.

A short time after we sent her messages, her social media account disappeared.

Sky News has also been to her original address in the US but she has not returned to it.

Harry Dunn's parents reject 'bombshell' offer to meet diplomat's wife .
Harry Dunn's parents have refused to meet the American woman responsible for his death after they learnt she was in the White House during their talks with Donald Trump. Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles said "the bombshell was dropped" that Anne Sacoolas was in the room next door to meet them as they discussed their case with the US president on Tuesday.Their son Harry, 19, was riding his motorbike when he was killed in a collision involving Mrs Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, outside an RAF base in Northamptonshire in August.

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