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

06:20  08 october  2019
06:20  08 october  2019 Source:   msn.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.

Boris Johnson has urged the US to reconsider its decision to give immunity to a diplomat ' s wife wanted by British police over a road crash that killed a teenager . 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

A US diplomat ' s wife suspected of causing the death of a teenage boy in a hit-and-run claimed diplomatic immunity Boris Johnson has urged the US to reconsider its decision to give immunity to a diplomat ’ s wife wanted Police chiefs urge US embassy to waive immunity after fatal crash .

a person holding a wine glass: Undated family handout of Charlotte Charles with her son Harry Dunn who died after his motorbike collided with a car near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27. © Charlotte Charles Undated family handout of Charlotte Charles with her son Harry Dunn who died after his motorbike collided with a car near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27.

Boris Johnson has urged the US to reconsider its decision to give immunity to a diplomat’s wife wanted by British police over a road crash that killed a teenager.

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.”

Police have written to the US embassy in London to demand immunity is waived for 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, who left the UK after the crash despite telling officers she did not plan to do so.

First photo of US diplomat's wife who left UK after teen's death

  First photo of US diplomat's wife who left UK after teen's death The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire police has written to the US embassy to appeal "in the strongest terms" to waive diplomatic immunity for a woman accused of killing a British teenager in a crash. His appeal comes as Sky News published the first photographs of the American driver, Anne Sacoolas.The 42-year-old is the wife of US diplomat Jonathan Sacoolas, who was based at RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire. © Other Harry Dunn. Pic: Facebook Police believe Mrs Sacoolas, who has three children, drove out of the airbase on 27 August on to the wrong side of the road, hitting Harry Dunn head on.

Boris Johnson has urged the US to reconsider its decision to give immunity to a diplomat ' s wife wanted by British police over a road crash that killed a teenager . Vowing to raise the case of 19-year-old Harry Dunn

Anne Sacoolas is wanted by British police over the death of teenager Harry Dunn on 27 August. Boris Johnson has urged the United States to reconsider giving immunity to a diplomat ’ s wife who is Anne Sacoolas, 42, is wanted for questioning over a crash in August in which 19-year-old Harry

Harry, of Banbury, died on August 27 after his motorbike collided with a car close to RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, a military base used by the US Air Force.

Ms Sacoolas is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road.

Northamptonshire’s chief constable Nick Adderley said US authorities had been appealed to in “the strongest terms” to apply a waiver and “allow the justice process to take place”.

Speaking to reporters during a visit to a hospital in Watford, the Prime Minister said: “I think everybody’s sympathies are very much with the family of Harry Dunn and our condolences to them for their tragic loss.

“I must answer you directly, I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.

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.

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 case sparked a diplomatic row after Anne was granted diplomatic immunity and fled the UK before she could be quizzed over causing death by IMMUNITY EXPLAINED. THE 1961 Vienna Convention makes foreign diplomats and their families immune from prosecution in their host country.

“And 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.

“That’s a point that we’ve raised or are raising today with the American ambassador here in the UK and I hope it will be resolved very shortly.

a person posing for the camera: Harry Dunn was killed in August (PA/Police handout) © Provided by The Press Association Harry Dunn was killed in August (PA/Police handout)

“And to anticipate a question you might want to raise, if we can’t resolve it then of course I will be raising it myself personally with the White House.”

The US embassy in London confirmed the incident had involved a vehicle driven by the spouse of a US diplomat who had departed the country, but added that diplomatic immunity was “rarely waived”.

In a statement, the embassy said: “We express our deepest sympathies and offer condolences to the family of the deceased in this tragic traffic accident.

“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.

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  What is diplomatic immunity? Why diplomats are exempt from some laws, after Anne Sacoolas named over hit-and-run death Diplomatic immunity is designed to allow diplomats immunity from prosecution under the host country's lawsThe woman - believed to be the wife of a diplomat and named in media reports as Anne Sacoolas - is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn.

The prime minister has urged the US to reconsider giving a diplomat ' s wife immunity after she The US State Department said diplomatic immunity was "rarely waived ". "I must answer you directly, I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.

First photo of US diplomat ' s wife who left UK after teen ' s death . The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire police has written to the US embassy to appeal "in the THE wife of US diplomat who fled Britain after claiming immunity has been revealed after the tragic Diplomat ' s wife named.

“The US embassy has been and will continue to be in close contact with appropriate British officials.”

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who earlier spoke with the US ambassador Woody Johnson, raised the case in a telephone call with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

A Foreign Office spokesman said Mr Raab had “reiterated his disappointment with the US decision and urged them to reconsider”.

Referring to the diplomat’s wife, Mr Adderley said:  “During the initial investigation we were given some assurances by the American authorities that she would co-operate fully with the police and … that she would not be leaving the community, and would not be leaving the country, and then the next minute we found out that, actually, she and her family had left.

“So, it was really disappointing.”

Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles said: “We’re not a horrible family. We’re a usual UK family that just need to put a face to what we have now as a name.

“Talk to her, find out how she’s feeling. She’s got to be suffering as well – she’s a mum.

“Without knowing who this person is properly, we can’t begin to try and start our grieving process.”

Ms Charles said: “If we have to we will go to Washington. We don’t want it to have to come to that, we don’t see why it should have to come to that… we just want to sit and talk with her.

“We just don’t understand how you can just get on a plane and leave behind the devastation she has without even speaking to us or facing us, or an apology of any kind.”

The teenager’s father Tim Dunn said: “It’s appalling. You can’t have this precedent where just because you have this immunity you can do whatever.”

Husband of US woman granted diplomatic immunity 'not registered diplomat' .
The husband of the American women granted diplomatic immunity following a fatal car crash was not registered as a diplomat, a lawyer has told Sky News. Mark Stephens revealed Jonathan Sacoolas is not on the official diplomatic list, meaning he or any dependents would not be allowed protection through diplomatic immunity.The international lawyer said he was protected under a bilateral US-UK agreement covering spy bases in the UK.Mr Sacoolas' wife, Anne, was granted diplomatic immunity and flew to the US soon after British teenager Harry Dunn was killed in a car crash she is believed to have been involved in.

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