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US News Harry Dunn's family to launch legal action against Foreign Office

04:20  25 october  2019
04:20  25 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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  The death of a British teen has put a strain on the US-UK relationship The wife of an American official was involved in a crash that killed a teen. She fled back to the US — setting off a diplomatic dispute.Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old British man, was killed in a crash with a Volvo while riding his motorcycle in Northamptonshire, England, in late August.

The family ’s decision to take legal action against the Foreign Office and the police comes less than a week after they voiced their concern about “misconduct Created with Sketch. Family of Harry Dunn to launch legal action against Foreign Office . 1/2. Harry Dunn ' s family say they are taking the

Harry Dunn ' s family has told Sky News they will take legal action against the Foreign Office over the way the government handled the death of their son. Mrs Charles and Mr Dunn have also condemned Northamptonshire Police's decision to send officers to the United States to interview Anne Sacoolas.

a man standing in front of a brick wall: Harry Dunn was killed in the crash outside the US spy base in Northamptonshire. Pic: Facebook © Other Harry Dunn was killed in the crash outside the US spy base in Northamptonshire. Pic: Facebook

Harry Dunn's family has told Sky News they will take legal action against the Foreign Office over the way the government handled the death of their son.

The teenager's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, have instructed a top-level legal team to seek a judicial review into the way his case was dealt with.

Human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson, who has defended boxer Mike Tyson and former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, will be on the team.

Mrs Charles and Mr Dunn have also condemned Northamptonshire Police's decision to send officers to the United States to interview Anne Sacoolas.

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The family of a teenager killed in a road traffic collision that police believe involved a US diplomat' s wife is launching legal action against the UK Foreign Office over its handling of the incident.

THE family of Harry Dunn is taking legal action against the Foreign Office after his alleged killer was allowed to flee the country. He said they will shortly issue a letter of claim to begin legal action against the Foreign Office . Mr Seiger said that the government’ s decision to advise cops that Mrs

She is accused of crashing into Harry outside a US spy base as she drove on the wrong side of the road on 27 August, but then left the UK after being granted diplomatic immunity because of her husband's job.

The family are referring the case for review by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

British police confirmed on Tuesday they will interview Mrs Sacoolas under caution in the US after she requested to be interviewed by Northamptonshire Police in her home country.

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

Being interviewed under caution means Mrs Sacoolas will have the right not to answer questions if she does not want to - but anything she does say can be used in a legal case.

Chief Constable Nick Adderley said Mrs Sacoolas not being in the country "frustrates the investigation, but does not stop it", and that police had now passed the case on to the Crown Prosecution Service.

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Harry Dunn ’ s parents want the advice given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to Wales survived an almighty scare against Fiji to secure quarter-final spot at the rugby world cup. Created with Sketch. Harry Dunn ’ s family to launch legal challenge over diplomatic immunity. 1/2.

He added: "The suspect cooperated with police at the scene and spoke with authorities there. Officers attended the home address of the suspect next day (28 August), and again she fully cooperated."

a man standing in front of a building: Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn travelled to the US to try to persuade Donald Trump to return Mrs Sacoolas © Reuters Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn travelled to the US to try to persuade Donald Trump to return Mrs Sacoolas

Mrs Sacoolas, 43, has offered an apology over the fatal crash outside RAF Croughton, but has been told by Harry's mother Charlotte Charles that "sorry doesn't cut it".

Mr Adderley said Mrs Charles and Harry's father Tim Dunn had acted with "dignity and grace" since the accident, but warned family spokesman Radd Seiger to "exercise restraint in his commentary".

On Monday Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab revealed the US had warned Britain they would remove Mrs Sacoolas from the UK, and police could do nothing to stop her from leaving.

a man riding a motorcycle down a street: Harry Dunn was riding his motorbike when he was hit by a car on the wrong side of the road © Other Harry Dunn was riding his motorbike when he was hit by a car on the wrong side of the road

He said the government position was that Mrs Sacoolas' immunity ended when she left the UK.

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The family of teenage crash victim Harry Dunn are launching legal action against the Government over the way it handled the death of their son in Northamptonshire. Announcing plans for legal action against the Foreign Office on Thursday, spokesman for Mr Dunn ' s family Radd Seiger told Sky

The family of Harry Dunn will shortly issue a letter of claim to begin legal action against the Foreign Office and Northamptonshire Police, spokesman Radd Seiger said. Northamptonshire Police will face legal action from the Dunn family following the force' s decision to travel to the US in order to

Last week, Mrs Charles and Mr Dunn travelled to the US in an attempt to pressure authorities to return Mrs Sacoolas.

The visit included talks at the White House with President Donald Trump, during which the family was told that Mr Dunn's alleged killer was in a nearby room and prepared to meet them.

They refused, insisting such an encounter take place in Britain.

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Harry Dunn's family to sue Trump administration for 'lawless misconduct' .
Harry Dunn's family are suing the Trump administration for "lawless misconduct" and starting legal action against Anne Sacoolas - the driver involved in the crash that killed the teenager. The 19-year-old died after being knocked off his motorbike near RAF Croughton, a US spy base, on 27 August.Mrs Sacoolas is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road and returned to America soon after the incident.She was granted immunity from prosecution because her husband is a US diplomat.

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