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World Parents of teen killed outside US spy base 'angry' after Raab meeting

20:36  09 october  2019
20:36  09 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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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.

a man standing in front of a brick wall: Harry Dunn was 19. Pic: Facebook© Other Harry Dunn was 19. Pic: Facebook

The parents of a teenager killed in a car crash involving a US diplomat's wife have said they are "angry and frustrated" after their meeting with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, whose son Harry Dunn was killed in an accident in Northamptonshire on 27 August, held a meeting with Mr Raab at the Foreign Office in central London.

The suspect in the crash is a US woman who has since flown back to America having been granted diplomatic immunity.

Speaking after the 45 minute-long meeting, a family spokesman said: "To say we are disappointed with the outcome of the meeting would be an understatement."

Diplomat's wife 'spoke to Harry Dunn after crash before comforting her kids'

  Diplomat's wife 'spoke to Harry Dunn after crash before comforting her kids' The US diplomat's wife who was involved in a crash that killed Harry Dunn told him she would get help after the collision - before waving down another car to assist so she could comfort her children, Sky News has learnt. A source close to Anne Sacoolas told Sky News she takes responsibility for the crash and wants to meet 19-year-old Harry's parents to apologise.She accepts she was driving on the wrong side of the road and is "terribly, terribly sorry for that tragic mistake", the source said.

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 meeting came after the family reiterated their desire to see Anne Sacoolas return from the US, where she has been since flying out of the UK shortly after the fatal crash.

Police believe Mrs Sacoolas, 42, pulled out on to the wrong side of the road as she emerged from RAF Croughton, which is used as a a US spy base, on 27 August.

Detectives have told Sky News that 19-year-old Harry Dunn was riding his motorbike on the correct side of the road at the time of the collision, and he died in hospital after suffering multiple injuries.

His death has sparked a high-level dispute between the US and UK, with Mr Raab having urged the White House to reconsider its position and "do the right thing by Harry Dunn's family".

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.

a man standing next to a tree: Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles said they want US diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas to return to the UK to talk to them© Sky News Screen Grab Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles said they want US diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas to return to the UK to talk to them

Mr Raab met the US ambassador on Tuesday to make his case, amid questions over whether Mrs Sacoolas should even have been granted diplomatic immunity.

Doubts emerged after an international lawyer told Sky News that her husband Jonathan Sacolas does not appear on a list of registered diplomats.

The Foreign Office later insisted that he was an accredited diplomat in the eyes of the British government, therefore his wife was entitled to diplomatic immunity.

Meanwhile, a crowdfunding page set up for the family of Harry has sailed past its £10,000 target.

The GoFundMe page, called "Justice 4 Harry", is intended to help the family begin their "campaign to search for justice" and to help Harry's twin brother Niall.

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The parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn are demanding justice after suspect Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity, but Donald Trump (pictured) dashed their hopes yesterday.The parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn are demanding justice after the suspect, Anne Sacoolas, claimed diplomatic immunity and was spirited out of Britain after the crash.

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