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UK News Harry Dunn crash: Police offer free road safety training to RAF Croughton base following teenager's death

14:50  21 january  2020
14:50  21 january  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

UK chief wants to discuss road safety with US base commander

  UK chief wants to discuss road safety with US base commander LONDON (AP) — A British police chief requested an urgent meeting with a U.S. Air Force commander Saturday after learning of two more traffic incidents in the area where a teenage motorcyclist died in a collision with a car driven by an American diplomat's wife. Harry Dunn was killed when he was hit by a car driven by a woman whose husband was an intelligence officer at RAF Croughton, a military base in central England used by U.S. forces. The woman is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road when the head-on collision occurred.

The mother of Harry Dunn has welcomed a decision to give driver training to staff at an RAF base Motorcyclist Mr Dunn , 19, was hit by a car on 27 August near RAF Croughton , a US Air Force Mr Dunn ' s mother Charlotte Charles said it was "wonderful" that the police force was going to introduce

Image caption Harry Dunn died in hospital after his motorbike was involved in a crash outside RAF Croughton . Media captionThis car was filmed on Friday on the wrong side of the road near the RAF base close to A police vehicle was struck by a car on the wrong side of the same road in October.

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Police have confirmed that staff at a US communications base in Northamptonshire will be given free road safety training following the death of Harry Dunn.

The 19-year-old motorcyclist died in a head-on collision with a car on 27 August last year close to RAF Croughton.

The suspected driver of the other vehicle, 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, was believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road.

Ms Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence official, fled to the US following the incident claiming diplomatic immunity, prompting international consternation.

At the weekend, local police confirmed that diplomatic cars had been captured on film driving on the wrong side of the road in two further incidents near the base.

Harry Dunn death: Police chief to fund driver training for US staff at RAF base

  Harry Dunn death: Police chief to fund driver training for US staff at RAF base The chief constable said the training would begin for all new arrivals at RAF Croughton from March 12.A police chief has said he will fund driver training at an RAF base after the death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn.

A police chief has said he will fund driver training at an RAF base after the death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn . Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley said all new arrivals at RAF Croughton would receive lessons on Highway Code awareness, UK road laws and protocols.

RAF Croughton became the focus of an international controversy after Dunn was killed nearby in a “I have been urging everyone in authority to take the matter seriously, not only in terms of safety and Harry Dunn family condemns lawyer representing Anne Sacoolas. Family of teenager killed in

Dashcam footage has emerged that shows a blue BMW with what appears to be a US government registration involved in a near-miss.

UK road laws and protocols training for all

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RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, which is used as a US communications hub (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP)

Northamptonshire chief constable, Nick Adderley, has now revealed that staff at the base will be given free training to include UK road laws, protocols and the Highway Code.

Writing on Twitter, the police chief said: “Following a positive discussion with senior officials at RAF Croughton today, I am pleased to announce that @NorthantsPolice (Roads Policing experts) will be providing training to all staff at the base and to all new arrivals at the site for the foreseeable future.

US denies extradition request for Harry Dunn suspect

  US denies extradition request for Harry Dunn suspect The US has turned down an extradition request for the woman charged over the death of Harry Dunn, a family spokesman says. Radd Seiger said their constituency MP Andrea Leadsom informed them of the news that the extradition request for Anne Sacoolas had been denied.Ms Leadsom is due to meet the US ambassador Woody Johnson in London on Friday to discuss the case.Mr Seiger said the family were taking time to process the news and would be reacting fully on Friday morning.Mr Dunn's family have said they are "not surprised" and had "expected this all along", according to Sky News correspondent Lisa Dowd.

The teenager died in a head-on crash with a car on 27 August last year near to RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire. The driver of the car, Anne She is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road . Police say they have called for talks with the base commander at RAF Croughton to

Harry Dunn 's parents to 'fight for change' Jump to media player The teenager ' s mother will travel to A police chief has asked to meet the commander of the RAF base near where Harry Dunn died, to Video has now emerged of a car being driven on the wrong side of the road near RAF Croughton on

"This is only the beginning and I have agreed to provide that training for free to ensure every member of staff at RAF Croughton receives the input and understands the requirements here in the UK. This will include Highway Code awareness, UK road laws and protocols," he said.

Mr Adderley confirmed that the training would be rolled out from 12 March.

Team Harry fully support @NorthantsChief’s bold move to offer free training to personnel at Croughton. It’s urgently needed. It is but one step. We will work with him, the base and others on a comprehensive review of safety and implement actions arising for the good of us all. pic.twitter.com/OsLKFYWS96

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Radd Seiger, spokesperson and advisor to the family of Harry Dunn, wrote: "Team Harry fully support @NorthantsChief’s bold move to offer free training to personnel at Croughton.

Harry Dunn Death: Anne Sacoolas Extradition Request Denied By US

  Harry Dunn Death: Anne Sacoolas Extradition Request Denied By US The US Secretary of State has rejected an extradition request for the suspect charged in connection with the death of British teenager Harry Dunn. The 19-year-old’s parents were informed of Mike Pompeo’s decision in a phone call with their constituency MP Andrea Leadsom on Thursday. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Home Office said: “We are disappointed in this decision, which appears to be a denial of justice. “We are urgently consideringThe 19-year-old’s parents were informed of Mike Pompeo’s decision in a phone call with their constituency MP Andrea Leadsom on Thursday.

Footage emerges of suspected US car driving on wrong side of road near RAF Croughton . Boris Johnson will raise concerns with the US secretary of state about the driving of US diplomatic staff following a near miss close to the base where the teenager Harry Dunn was killed.

Harry Dunn crash . Image copyright Justice4 Harry 19. Image caption Harry Dunn died in hospital after his motorbike was involved in a crash outside RAF Croughton . He said he had requested a meeting with officials from the base to discuss road safety and that he expected it to take place next

"It’s urgently needed. It is but one step. We will work with him, the base and others on a comprehensive review of safety and implement actions arising for the good of us all."

'Extremely worried'

Floral tributes lay on the roadside near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire at the spot where British motorcyclist Harry Dunn was killed as he travelled along the B4031 in August 2019 (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP)

The announcement follows the revelation that there have been 15 incidents similar to that of Harry Dunn's involving death or serious injury on British roads over the last 40 years.

Harry Dunn's stepfather, Bruce Charles, told the BBC: "I just think it's shocking that this has been happening for so many years.

“Nearly every single one of these cases has involved a service man that is driving on the wrong side of the road."

Mr Charles added that he and the community were all extremely worried that something similar could happen again.

"We're speaking to loads of people that live around this area and they're quite scared.

EXCLUSIVE: #BBCBreakfast has seen evidence of 15 incidents similar to that of Harry Dunn, involving death or serious injury on British roads. Harry’s family say people from around the country have contacted them to share their stories. ⬇️@Justice4Harry #HarryDunn pic.twitter.com/2RMLoYMY4g

— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) January 21, 2020

“Some of them won't even drive down that road anymore because they fear that it's going to happen to them,” he said.

Harry's mother, Charlotte Charles, and his father, Tim Dunn, had sought reassurance that safety measures would be implemented to ensure there were no similar incidents in future.

'Highly inappropriate'

The British government has submitted an extradition request for Mrs Sacoolas, who has been formally charged over Harry's death with causing death by dangerous driving.

However, the US has called the request “highly inappropriate”.

Harry Dunn: Boris Johnson tells Donald Trump that suspect 'must return to UK' to face justice .
Boris Johnson has called for the return of Anne Sacoolas, who faces charges in the UK over the death of Harry DunnAnne Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence officer, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after colliding with the 19-year-old motorcyclist outside a military base in Northamptonshire in August.

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