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US News Raab says ‘UK would have acted differently’ after US refuses Dunn suspect return

12:35  24 january  2020
12:35  24 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Police join Dunn family legal action over crash suspect’s immunity

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US state department officials, in private and public exchanges, have expressed regret about Dunn ’s death outside an RAF base used by the US air force but said it was global American policy not to issue immunity waivers in such cases. Before she left the UK , Anne Sacoolas had been helping British

The UK government was warned by the US embassy that the suspect in the crash which killed Harry Dunn died in August but the driver of the car that hit him has not returned to the UK to face Mr Raab said diplomatic immunity for Ms Sacoolas has "clearly ended". "There are no barriers to justice being

a person looking at the camera: Teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn (family handout/PA) © Family handout Teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn (family handout/PA)

The Foreign Secretary has said the “UK would have acted differently” after the US secretary of state refused an extradition request for the suspect charged with causing the death of Harry Dunn.

In a statement, Dominic Raab said the rejection “amounts to a denial of justice” and said the Foreign Office believes Anne Sacoolas should return to the UK.

The 19-year-old’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn were informed of Mike Pompeo’s decision to refuse the request in a phone call with their constituency MP, Andrea Leadsom, on Thursday.

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Image caption Harry Dunn died in hospital after his motorbike was involved in a crash with a Volvo. Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, left the UK despite being a suspect in the fatal crash with Harry Afterwards Mr Raab said the justice process was "not being allowed to properly run its course".

Mr Raab said if the situation had been reversed the UK would have acted differently underlined the Government's disappointment. " We feel this amounts to a denial of justice, and we believe Anne Sacoolas should return to the UK ," Mr Raab said following a phone call with the US Ambassador.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Charlotte Charles, the mother of Harry Dunn (Jonathan Brady/PA) © Provided by PA Media Charlotte Charles, the mother of Harry Dunn (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The teenager died when his motorbike crashed into a car outside RAF Croughton in August last year.

Mrs Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity following the crash and was able to return to her home country, sparking an international controversy.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab © Getty Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab In a statement, Mr Raab said: “I called the US ambassador earlier to express the Government’s disappointment about this decision.

“We feel this amounts to a denial of justice, and we believe Anne Sacoolas should return to the UK. We are now urgently considering our options.

“I also explained that the UK would have acted differently if this had been a UK diplomat serving in the US.

“I emphasised that work to improve road safety on and around the Croughton base must continue, and the need to resolve the issue whereby family members at RAF Croughton are immune from criminal prosecution.”

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