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UK News Johnson urges return of U.S. diplomat's wife over fatal crash

17:25  07 october  2019
17:25  07 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Wife of US diplomat suspected of killing teenager in hit and run claimed immunity to leave the UK

  Wife of US diplomat suspected of killing teenager in hit and run claimed immunity to leave the UK A US diplomat's wife suspected of causing the death of a teenage boy in a hit-and-run claimed diplomatic immunity to flee the UK. The woman is being investigated in connection with the death of Harry Dunn, 19, who was killed when his motorbike collided with a car near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August. Police believe that she pulled out of the airbase onto the wrong side of the road before colliding head on with Mr Dunn, according to reports.Mr Dunn suffered multiple injuries and died later on in hospital. © Provided by Oath Inc. Harry's family have now appealed to President Trump to send her back to the UK.

The prime minister has urged the US ‘reconsider its decision’ to grant immunity to a diplomat ’ s wife wanted by police in relation to a fatal car crash .

The mother of motorcyclist Harry Dunn - who was killed in a head-on collision on the 27th of August - has urged the main suspect to return to the UK and

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he wanted a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a fatal car crash to return to Britain and that it was wrong for her to have used diplomatic immunity to leave the country.

"I hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and will engage properly with the processes of law as they are carried out in this country," Johnson said in a television interview, adding the issue was being raised with the U.S. ambassador in London.

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

Harry Dunn, 19, died in August after a road collision near RAF Croughton, an air force base in Northamptonshire in central England that is used by the United States.

PM urges US to waive immunity for diplomat’s wife wanted over teen’s death crash

  PM urges US to waive immunity for diplomat’s wife wanted over teen’s death crash Mr Johnson said he would raise Harry Dunn’s case with the White House if necessary.Vowing to raise the case of 19-year-old Harry Dunn with the White House if necessary, Mr Johnson said: “I do not think it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.

Wife of US diplomat leaves UK after deadly car crash , sparking outcry. LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that he hoped a U . S . diplomat ' s wife involved in a fatal car crash would to return to the U .K., and that he would raise the issue with the White House if necessary.

An American diplomat ' s wife , who left the United Kingdom after becoming a suspect in a fatal traffic The UK has urged the return of the unnamed American diplomat ' s wife , 42, who left the country Northamptonshire Police Superintendent Sarah Johnson said in a statement Saturday that Dunn' s

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in London said: "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 impact such decisions carry.

"Immunity is rarely waived. The U.S. Embassy has been and will continue to be in close contact with appropriate British officials."

Northamptonshire police's chief constable, Nick Adderley, told BBC television that investigators knew that a vehicle which left the RAF base was on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident.

Dunn's mother told the broadcaster she wanted the diplomat's wife to return to face justice.

"If she'd have stayed and faced us as a family we could have found that forgiveness ... but forgiving her for leaving, I'm nowhere near," Charlotte Charles said.

The U.S. Embassy spokesman said: "We express our deepest sympathies and offer condolences to the family of the deceased in this tragic traffic accident."

He declined to comment on the identity of the driver.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Guy Faulconbridge and Giles Elgood)

Donald Trump Defends US Diplomat's Wife Over Death Of British Teenager Harry Dunn .
Donald Trump has appeared to defend the US diplomat’s wife who is suspected of being involved in the death of British teenager Harry Dunn. Harry, 19, was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car on August 27. The suspect, 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, reportedly married to a US intelligence official, was granted diplomatic immunity following the crash. The car was thought to have been driving on the wrong side of the road after leaving RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire – a military base used by the US Air Force.The US president said that Americans driving on the other side of the road in the UK “happens”.

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