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World 'It’s About Our Boy.' Parents of U.K. Teen Allegedly Killed by Diplomat’s Wife Not Worried About Political Fight After Trump Meeting

08:00  18 october  2019
08:00  18 october  2019 Source:   time.com

Trump: We're going to 'see if we can do something' about fatal crash involving diplomat's wife

  Trump: We're going to 'see if we can do something' about fatal crash involving diplomat's wife The president said the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash. "That can happen, those are the opposite roads," he said. "I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did."The story has reverberated in the United Kingdom, with the country's politicians joining the conversation. Dunn's parents told NBC News they were informed that the diplomat's spouse had gone back to the U.S. when they had a meeting with the police a couple of days after their son's funeral, which has left them "in shock.

Parents of U . K . Teen Allegedly Killed by Diplomat ’ s Wife Not Worried About Political Fight After Trump Meeting . “It shouldn’t be about the governments and it shouldn’t be us worrying about this becoming a political brawl or whatever. It ’ s about our boy , and making sure that it doesn’t happen

AFP — The parents of a British teen killed in a road crash involving an American diplomat ’ s wife met with President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday to urge that she be returned to Britain to face justice. Trump met with Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles and dropped a “bombshell” that the

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn say they made a deathbed promise to seek justice for their son — and they have every intention to keep it.

a man standing in a room: Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, the parents of Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old who was killed when a car crashed into his  motorbike on August 27. The suspect in the case, 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, was granted diplomatic immunity after the crash, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the U.S. to consider waiving it.© Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for TIME Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, the parents of Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old who was killed when a car crashed into his motorbike on August 27. The suspect in the case, 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, was granted diplomatic immunity after the crash, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the U.S. to consider waiving it.

Just two days after the pair took part in a bizarre White House meeting in which President Donald Trump attempted to ambush them with a surprise meeting with the woman believed to have struck and killed their 19-year-old son, Harry Dunn, the grieving parents tell TIME they cannot understand what the American government expects them to do, and they will not simply accept that their son’s suspected killer may be exempt from prosecution because she is the wife of a diplomat.

Late teen's family wants US diplomat's wife to lose immunity

  Late teen's family wants US diplomat's wife to lose immunity The parents of British teenager who was killed in a traffic accident involving an American diplomat's wife are planning a trip to the United States as they lobby for the woman's legal immunity to be lifted. Harry Dunn was riding a motorcycle that collided with a car outside a British air force base in England. The August crash killed the 19-year-old Dunn.The diplomat's wife subsequently left Britain. His family appealed Saturday for anyone who saw her departure to share information.Dunn's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, say they are going to New York and Washington to build support and to pressure U.S.

The grieving parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat ' s wife But I did meet the family, and I expressed condolences on behalf of our country." Trump told reporters last week that he had once done so himself. Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in

It is not yet clear if they will meet directly with President Donald Trump . Their 19-year-old son was killed in August when his motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by Anne Sacoolas outside a British air force base. Case attracted widespread interest after Sacoolas, who is a U . S . diplomat ' s

“That’s not going to happen,” Dunn tells TIME.

Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, is suspected to have struck Harry Dunn on his motorcycle in August, and then fled to the U.S. after claiming diplomatic immunity, igniting pressure on the U.S. to waive that immunity and allow the U.K. to press charges against her.

The parents came to the U.S. in an effort to persuade the U.S. government officials to reconsider Sacoolas’ immunity — a law that protects diplomats and their family members from prosecution in the country that they are based — and were shocked when a vague invitation to the White House led to a meeting with the President himself. They were even more stunned when Trump tried to cajole them into meeting Sacoolas, whom they were told was also inside the building. Although they previously called Trump “gracious” during the meeting, they said he seemed surprised when they declined to agree to the unexpected meeting with Sacoolas.

UK says fatal crash suspect doesn't have diplomatic immunity

  UK says fatal crash suspect doesn't have diplomatic immunity British media are reporting that the wife of an American official who left the U.K. after being involved in a fatal road accident no longer has diplomatic immunity. BBC and Sky News said Sunday that U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had told the family of Harry Dunn that "immunity is no longer pertinent" because the suspect has left the U.K. The Foreign Office declined to comment.Dunn, 19, was killed in August when his motorcycle collided with a car outside a British air force base in southern England used by the U.S. military. The alleged car driver, Anne Sacoolas, who is married to a U.S. official, subsequently left Britain.

LONDON — Donald Trump ’ s national security adviser heaped pain and grief on the parents of a British teenager killed in a car crash by trying to hold a meeting at the White House between them and a U . S . diplomat ’ s wife who was involved, the parents ’ lawyer said.

White House officials will meet with the parents of Harry Dunn, the British teen killed by a U . S . diplomat ' s wife in a car accident in the It is unknown if President Donald Trump will personally attend the meeting . Harry Dunn, 19, was killed Aug. 27 when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by

“It became quite evident then that he was hoping we were just going to just say ‘Oh great, okay,'” Charles tells TIME. Trump didn’t know that the family had already decided against ever meeting Sacoolas unless it was on U.K. soil and with grief counselors who could help their healing process.

On August 27, Harry Dunn was riding his bike near an Air Force base run by the U.S. government when Sacoolas was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road and struck him head on. Tim Dunn was able to arrive on the scene about 40 minutes later. He found his son with broken bones and finding it hard to breath. When first responders sedated Harry, Tim Dunn says he had no idea he would never be able to talk to his son again: “I knew he had broken bones, but at no time did I think he was going to die.”

The parents initially thought justice would be easy and swift, considering the evidence against Sacoolas that police have gathered, and her original willingness to cooperate with the investigation — and are now coping with a different reality as they also work through their grief.

Trump's 'bombshell' offer to family of British teen killed in car crash: Diplomat's wife is in next room

  Trump's 'bombshell' offer to family of British teen killed in car crash: Diplomat's wife is in next room "The bombshell was dropped not soon after we walked in the room: Anne Sacoolas was in the building and was willing to meet with us," Dunn's mother said.The family of a British teenager killed in a wrong-way crash involving the wife of an American diplomat said President Donald Trump dropped a "bombshell" during a meeting at the White House, revealing that the woman was waiting to meet them in the room next door.

Parents of British teen killed in crash involving American diplomat ' s wife come to US. Harry Dunn, 19, was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car near RAF Croughton, a British military base Seiger said Trump "extended his condolences, I thought perfectly appropriately and made it clear that

London – President Donald Trump says he thought the grieving parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat ’ s wife wanted to meet with the woman during a White House visit. But Harry Dunn’ s parents say they were stunned by the surprise proposition.

“Of course we thought that was going to be so straightforward,” Charles says, fighting back tears. “But we promised him. He was a man of his word, and he looked out for everybody and he was a very honest boy. And that’s why we find ourselves in this situation, because we wouldn’t be honoring him if we didn’t go through with this.”

The family is wrapping up their visit to the U.S. and returning home on Friday morning. After they are back in the U.K. they say they have no plans to stop their battle. “You can’t just expect us to walk away,” Dunn says. “I can’t understand what the American government is expecting us, as a family, to do.”

“It’s about Harry, it’s not about politics,” Charles adds. “It shouldn’t be about the governments and it shouldn’t be us worrying about this becoming a political brawl or whatever. It’s about our boy, and making sure that it doesn’t happen to another family.”

Who was Harry Dunn?

Harry Dunn was 19 and just embracing self-acceptance at the time of his death, his parents say. He had made it past his difficult teenage years and had grown up to love motorcycles and reggae, hip hop and dance music. “This last year I had never known him so happy,” Tim Dunn says. “Everything seemed to be just dropping into place for him.”

Trump says he thought family of UK teen wanted meeting with diplomat's wife

  Trump says he thought family of UK teen wanted meeting with diplomat's wife "I thought they were -- based on what I thought -- that they wanted to meet," Trump told reporters of Harry Dunn's parents declining to meet with Anne Sacoolas."I thought they were -- based on what I thought -- that they wanted to meet," he said in the Oval Office. "But now they only want to meet in the U.K. and that's up to them.

The grieving parents of a British teen who was killed in a car crash involving an American 15, 2019. The family of a British teenager killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat ’ s wife was If it happens, it will be back in the U . K .’ That’ s when O’Brien erupted, his face went all red, and I thought

The parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat ’ s wife felt Trump told reporters last week that he had once done so himself. Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in If it happens, it will be back in the U . K .’ That’ s when O’Brien erupted, his face went all red, and I

Charles and Tim Dunn divorced when Harry and his twin brother, Niall, were about a year old. Each has since remarried and their families have stayed close, living only five miles apart, in order to raise Harry and Niall together.

“The boys have gelled us together,” Charles says. “Now, 50% of that gel is gone.”

Harry wanted to spend the rest of his life traveling the world on his motorcycle, Charles says, adding that he had logged more than 50,000 miles on his bike in three-and-a-half years. He had been in an accident once before, but the driver involved in that incident admitted they were at fault, Charles says.

Since Harry’s death, the family has coped by sharing memories — and laughing at some of the funny things he did. They say his brother has not been able to work since the accident.

“We need time to grieve,” Charles says. “And we’re locking that all away to do what we’re doing.”

An international brawl

Since Sacoolas left the U.K., calls for her return have come from high-ranking U.K. officials, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson. At a Tuesday press conference, Trump told reporters that Johnson had asked him to set up the meeting, but Harry’s parents say they don’t think Johnson would have ever agreed to let Trump try and ambush the family in the way that he did.

“I can’t imagine for one second that [Johnson] would have approved, or that that was how to start the healing process,” Charles tells TIME.

Parents of Dead Teen Compare Trump Cronies to ‘Henchmen’ at Meeting Britain Denies Asking For

  Parents of Dead Teen Compare Trump Cronies to ‘Henchmen’ at Meeting Britain Denies Asking For The grieving family of 19-year-old Harry Dunn have spoken out about their ill-fated meeting with Donald Trump at the White House in a new interview. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn told CNN on Thursday morning that the president “doesn’t understand” how the accident that killed their son has “broken” their family. © Provided by The Daily Beast Carlo Allegri/Reuters Dunn was killed when 42-year-old American Anne Sacoolas, who is married to an intelligence officer who was working at a spy base in Croughton, England, hit his motorcycle head-on while driving down the wrong side of the road on Aug. 27.

U . S . President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat ' s wife . Charlotte Charles, mother of Harry Dunn, who died after his motorbike was involved in an August 2019 accident in Britain with Anne Sacoolas, wife of an

Donald Trump repeatedly asked Harry Dunn' s parents to meet American diplomat ' s wife Anne Sacoolas as she waited outside the Oval Office and when they resisted he told them: 'She' s here so let' s get some healing', it was revealed today. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said the US President

The family says their rejection to meet Sacoolas was met with aggression by national security adviser Robert O’Brien, whom they said told them Sacoolas would “never” return to the U.K.

A spokesperson for Johnson’s office told The Guardian that the Prime Minister did not know of Trump’s plan to introduce the family to Sacoolas. The PM’s office has repeatedly urged the Trump Administration to allow British police to continue their investigation on Sacoolas. “I share the frustration of Harry’s mother and father. They have lost their son and the justice process is not being allowed to properly run its course,” said U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in an Oct. 9 public statement. “We will use every avenue and opportunity open to us to try to right the wrong and allow the justice system to follow its natural course.”

Harry’s family says they aren’t holding out any hope that the U.S. will waive Sacoolas’ claim to diplomatic immunity. For now, the family is counting on their own U.K. government to step up pressure.

“None of this should be happening, we shouldn’t have to do this,” Charles says. “But we will continue. We’ll push it as far as we can possibly push it.”

Harry Dunn's family launches legal action against the UK Foreign Office .
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. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Harry Dunn's family spokesman, Radd Seiger, told CNN on Thursday they will be issuing a letter of claim about what they call "unlawful" advice given by the Foreign Office to Northamptonshire Police.

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