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UK News Lawyer of US diplomat's wife contacts family of Harry Dunn

21:45  12 october  2019
21:45  12 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Harry Dunn was just 19 when he was killed in the crash. The family have appealed to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to intervene in the case, but were told the US government had twice refused requests for Sacoolas' immunity to be waived.

Harry Dunn died when his motorbike crashed into a car, allegedly driven by Anne Sacoolas, outside an RAF base in Northamptonshire on 27 August. The family of the teenager who was killed in a crash allegedly involving a US diplomat ’ s wife have launched an appeal for witnesses of the suspect

a close up of Deon Fourie et al. smiling for the camera: Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US after Harry Dunn's death © Other Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and left for the US after Harry Dunn's death

The lawyer of a US woman granted diplomatic immunity after a teenager was killed in a crash has contacted the victim's family.

Harry Dunn, 19, died when his motorbike collided with a car outside an RAF base in Northamptonshire in August.

Anne Sacoolas, 43, the wife of a US diplomat, was involved in the crash but returned to the states after being granted diplomatic immunity.

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The Dunn family's spokesperson Radd Seiger said on Saturday: "I have had a brief conversation with the legal representatives appointed on behalf of Anne Sacoolas and we have agreed to meet at the earliest opportunity."

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The family ' s lawyer said Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn are "angry and frustrated" after "cold" “ We will plead with President Trump to look at the laws , look at diplomatic immunity, and Father of Brit teen Harry Dunn , 19, killed in hit-and-run tells how he cradled dying son and pleads for US diplomat

Georgian diplomat Makharadze, who worked in America, was speeding and over the drink-drive limit when he ploughed into the 16-year-old’s car in 1997. After learning about the tragic case of 19-year-old Harry Dunn – hit and killed by US diplomat ’ s wife Anna Sacoolas in Northamptonshire – she

a man driving a car: Harry Dunn’s parents Tim Dunn, left, and Charlotte Charles have driven past the site where their son died © Sky News Screen Grab Harry Dunn’s parents Tim Dunn, left, and Charlotte Charles have driven past the site where their son died

It comes as Harry's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, prepare to fly to the US tomorrow to continue their fight for justice.

They plan to visit both New York and Washington DC to drum up support from Americans and put pressure on the US government to "do the right thing".

Mr Seiger said the parents are appealing for witnesses who saw Mrs Sacoolas leave the UK for the US.

He added: "Anne Sacoolas left England to return to the USA following the road traffic collision outside RAF Croughton on August 27.

"The United States government has claimed she has the benefit of diplomatic immunity and has refused to grant the waiver sought by the British government.

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  Boris Johnson Urges Anne Sacoolas, Wife Of US Diplomat, To Return To UK For Police Investigation Boris Johnson has urged Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat being treated as a suspect in a fatal crash investigation, to return to the UK. Sacoolas left the UK, despite telling police officers she had no intention of leaving the country, claiming diplomatic immunity from police inquiries into a crash on August 27 which killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn. Dunn, of Charlton, Banbury, was killed on August 27 when his motorcycle crashed into a car near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, a military base used by the US Air Force.

Harry Dunn 's parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said they would be prepared to go to the US Harry 's family said they had received support from across the globe. with their GoFundMe page Mother of Harry Dunn reveals she has heard nothing from US diplomat ' s wife who allegedly hit and

Anne Sacoolas, the US diplomat ' s wife who claimed immunity to leave the UK after being involved in a fatal car crash, may not have had the legal right to leave the UK, legal experts say. Sacoolas is suspected of hitting 19-year-old Harry Dunn with her car near RAF Croughton, a Royal Air Force

"I would urge anyone, on either side of the Atlantic, who has any information relating to Mrs Sacoolas' return to the United States, whether before, during, or after her departure, to please come forward."

Secret briefing notes accidentally shown by Donald Trump this week revealed Mrs Sacoolas would not be returning to the UK to face trial.

A card for the US president marked "secret" instructed Mr Trump to respond to a direct question about whether Mrs Sacoolas would be returned to the UK by saying she would not.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the US was "ruthless" in safeguarding Mrs Sacoolas and it was "very reluctant" to allow its citizens to go on trial abroad.

A statement released on behalf of Harry's family said: "As if losing Harry was not enough, they now find themselves having to expend enormous time and energy, which they can ill afford, generating sufficient publicity to garner public support to persuade the US government to help achieve closure and return the driver Mrs Sacoolas to England to face the consequences of her actions.

"Sadly, all such efforts to date have failed. The parents, after a brief period of rest, are therefore now taking their campaign to the USA and will visit New York City and Washington DC over the coming days, engaging with the media and politicians as they reach out for support from all Americans and to ask them to put pressure on the US administration to do the right thing.

"They are looking forward to making as many new friends in the USA as possible.

"Harry's family will simply not leave matters where they are and will do whatever it takes, including taking legal action if necessary, to secure Justice 4 Harry."

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UK police to travel to US in car crash probe .
LONDON (AP) — British police plan to travel to the U.S. to interview an American diplomat's wife involved in a crash that killed a British teenager. Northamptonshire Police Chief Nick Adderley said Tuesday that officers will travel as soon as their visas are arranged. They plan to interview Anne Sacoolas about the crash that killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn in August when his motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by Sacoolas outside a British air force base in southern England used by the U.S. military.Sacoolas left Britain shortly after the crash, though police released a statement saying she had previously told them she had no plans to depart.

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