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World Harry Dunn's parents reject 'bombshell' offer to meet diplomat's wife

09:55  16 october  2019
09:55  16 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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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.

a man standing in front of a brick wall: Harry Dunn was riding a motorbike when he was died in a fatal crash© Other Harry Dunn was riding a motorbike when he was died in a fatal crash 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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After meeting Mr Trump, Ms Charles told reporters outside the White House: "We made it very clear, as we've said all along... we would still love to meet with her but it has to be on our terms and on UK soil.

"She needs to come back and face the justice system."

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Harry Dunn's family spoke to reporters after meeting Donald Trump© Sky Harry Dunn's family spoke to reporters after meeting Donald Trump During their meeting, Mr Trump told Harry's parents that Mrs Sacoolas would not be returning to the UK, but he would look at their case "from a different angle" in the wake of their talks.

She was allowed to return to the US after being granted diplomatic immunity because of her husband's work, and Harry's parents have travelled to the US to demand she faces "justice".

Ms Charles said the president was "quite respondent" and he agreed that he would be trying to get justice if it was his son who had been killed.

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a close up of a woman: Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US© Other Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US She told reporters: "When he [President Trump] held my hand, I gripped it a lot tighter and I was honest with him and just said, as I said a while ago, 'if it was your son you would be doing the same as us'.

"He actually gripped my hand a little bit tighter and said 'yes I would be'.

"And that's when he said he would try and look at this from a different angle."

Mr Dunn said the family declined to meet Mrs Sacoolas at the White House because "it felt a bit rushed".

He added: "I don't think it would have gone too well so that's why we refused."

Ms Charles said the president "seemed to understand that the meeting needs to be with therapists and mediators in the room, and not just her and us".

a sign on the side of a road: A sign warning drivers to drive on the left has been placed near the accident scene© Imagebridge A sign warning drivers to drive on the left has been placed near the accident scene

She added that the family spent about 15 minutes with Mr Trump and he was "very gracious" and "welcoming".

The Foreign Office has said Mrs Sacoolas no longer has diplomatic immunity because she has returned home, meaning the case can be taken forward by Northamptonshire Police.

Detectives visited the scene where Harry was killed on Tuesday and said prosecutors would receive a file on the case "very soon".

Mrs Sacoolas has accepted she was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the fatal crash and is "terribly, terribly sorry for that tragic mistake", a source close to her told Sky News.

Harry's family have called on the Foreign Office to release all documents relating to its advice to Northamptonshire Police regarding the diplomatic immunity granted to Ms Sacoolas.

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