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World Harry Dunn's family launches legal action against the UK Foreign Office

00:25  25 october  2019
00:25  25 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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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 ’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

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.

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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After the Dunn family held a meeting at the chambers of the human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC Northamptonshire police would also face legal action from the Dunn family following the force’ s decision to Seiger added that the family would continue to appeal for Sacoolas to return to the UK .

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

They will argue the Foreign Office's "decision to advise Northamptonshire Police that the driver had the benefit of diplomatic immunity was unlawful," Seiger said.

Dunn, 19, was killed in August outside a Royal Air Force station controlled by the US Air Force. UK police say he was riding a motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling on the wrong side of the road.

In a statement emailed to CNN, a Foreign Office spokesperson said it will be responding "to any legal action in due course."

"We have done everything we can properly to clear a path so that justice can be done for Harry's family," the spokesperson added.

The family also argues that Anne Sacoolas -- the US diplomat's wife accused of being involved in the collision outside RAF Croughton in England -- never had diplomatic immunity.

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The family of Harry Dunn is to begin legal action against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The 19-year-old died in a crash outside RAF Croughton with a car owned by US citizen Anne Sacoolas, who later left the UK claiming diplomatic immunity. Earlier the Dunn family held a meeting

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. UK news home. Northamptonshire Police will face legal action from the Dunn family following the force' s decision to

According to Northamptonshire Police, Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity in the aftermath of the crash that killed Dunn and left the country three weeks later.

Sacoolas apologized via her attorney for the "tragic mistake." Police say their investigation is not yet complete.

The decision to launch legal action came after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told lawmakers in the House of Commons on Monday that the government was made aware of Sacoolas' plans to leave England.

"We were made aware, I think it was a day or two before, and we registered our strong objections," Raab told Parliament, adding "it would have been unlawful to arrest her under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations."

A Foreign Office spokesperson reiterated in its statement to CNN that Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity under the convention.

Seiger said the Dunn family has "now realized that there are major problems with (the Foreign Office's) version of events" and that the legal team will be led by Geoffrey Robertson.

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  'It’s About Our Boy.' Parents of U.K. Teen Allegedly Killed by Diplomat’s Wife Not Worried About Political Fight After Trump Meeting Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn tell TIME they made a deathbed promise to seek justice for their son — and they have every intention to keep 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.

The family of Harry Dunn , killed in a crash involving the wife of a US diplomat, have revealed they are taking legal action against the Foreign Office after she fled the country. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn have said they are seeking a judicial review into how the Government handled their son' s death.

HARRY DUNN ' S family is planning to take legal action against the Foreign Office over the way their son's death was handled by the government. Harry ' s family will shortly issue a letter of claim to begin legal action against the Foreign Office , spokesman Radd Seiger said.

Dunn's parents met President Donald Trump when they traveled to the United States earlier this month, however they said they were left feeling "extremely angry" and as though they had been "taken advantage of."

The family said Trump surprised them with the "bombshell" news that Sacoolas was in an adjoining room. Photographers were waiting in the wings, said a family spokesman, who described the encounter as an ambush.

They did not meet with the US diplomat's wife and said they will do that only after she has returned to Britain to face the legal system.

The family said Trump has not promised to return Sacoolas to the United Kingdom.

The US President said he understands the Dunn family's anger and called it a "tragic accident."

"It happens in Europe as the roads are opposite," Trump said. "It's tough if you're from the United States. You do make that right turn when you are supposed to make a left turn. The roads are opposite. She says that is what happened. That happens to a lot of people, by the way."

UK police investigating crash that killed teen interview US diplomat's wife .
British police say they have interviewed the suspect in a deadly crash who is said to be the wife of an American diplomat. © Jacob King/PA Wire/ZUMA Press via Newscom Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police, Nick Adderley (centre) and Superintendent Sarah Johnson speaking during a press conference at Northamptonshire Police HQ at Wootton Hall Park, Northampton about the death of Harry Dunn, Oct. 22, 2019. "We can confirm that we have completed an interview of the suspect in connection with the death of Harry Dunn," Northamptonshire Police Superintendent Sarah Johnson announced in a statement Thursday morning.

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