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

00:15  17 october  2019
00:15  17 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.

Harry Dunn was killed after his motorcycle was hit by Anne Sacoolas driving on the wrong side of the road near Sacoolas, 42, whose husband is an American diplomat assigned to the United Kingdom, said she Harry Dunn ' s parents say they want justice for their son.Courtesy of the Dunn Family.

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 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

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.

Husband of US woman granted diplomatic immunity 'not registered diplomat'

  Husband of US woman granted diplomatic immunity 'not registered diplomat' The husband of the American woman granted diplomatic immunity following a fatal car crash was not registered as a diplomat, a lawyer has told Sky News. © Other Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US Mark Stephens revealed Jonathan Sacoolas is not on the official diplomatic list, meaning he or any dependants may not be allowed protection through diplomatic immunity.The international lawyer said the Foreign Office has confirmed this to him. Sky News is waiting for confirmation from the Foreign Office.

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 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

Harry Dunn ' s parents have rejected the chance to meet the suspect in their son's crash death after Donald Trump dropped the Ms Charles said they were "a bit shocked", adding: "The bombshell was dropped soon after we walked in the Harry Dunn crash: US diplomat ' s wife 'devastated' by death.

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.

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

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.

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

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

In August, 19-year-old Harry Dunn died after his motorbike collided with a car driven by a US diplomat ’ s wife Anne Sacoolas on the wrong side of the road outside a UK air base. Shortly after the accident, Sacoolas flew back to the US claiming diplomatic immunity.

Donald Trump repeatedly asked Harry Dunn ' s parents to meet American diplomat ' s wife Anne Sacoolas as she waited outside the Oval Office and when they resisted he told them: 'She's here so let's get some healing', it was revealed today. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said the US President

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 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."

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 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.

British police will go to US to interview diplomat's wife - Sky sources .
Police investigating the death of Harry Dunn will go to America to interview the suspect, his family have been told. A source told Sky News: "The chief constable will speak to the press later and confirm that officers will visit the US and conduct an interview with the suspect."Anne Sacoolas left the UK after her car hit and killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn in August.It is not known whether a meeting has been arranged.

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