Harry Dunn: Government knew crash suspect would leave UK

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn parents of British teen Harry Dunn

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn parents of British teen Harry Dunn

The US Embassy told the British government the suspect in a crash which killed Harry Dunn would be leaving the United Kingdom, the foreign secretary has said.

Harry Dunn, 19, was riding his motorbike on August 27 when he was struck by Anne Sacoolas, who was driving on the wrong side of the road near the RAF Croughton air force base in Northamptonshire, which is used by the U.S. military.

Their spokesman Radd Seiger said there was an "unacceptable lack of information being provided to the family".

And the Foreign Secretary said of Mr Dunn's family: "We will continue to fight for justice for them".

"There is even more anger and frustration tonight than there was before this statement was made in the House of Commons", he said.

Harry Dunn, 19, died in August near RAF Croughton, a base in the central English county of Northamptonshire used by the US military.

At the time of the crash she had diplomatic immunity, but both the British and United States governments agree that by returning to the USA she had forfeited that right.

The Foreign Office requested to waive her immunity "to enable the police investigation to follow its proper course", he told MPs.

That prompted questioning from Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, who asked why Northamptonshire Police had been asked to delay informing Mr Dunn's family of Ms Sacoolas's exit from the UK.

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Harry's parents claim they were not informed until ten days later.

Mrs Sacoolas' husband is reportedly stationed at the base as an intelligence officer.

She claimed diplomatic immunity due to her husband's profession and fled to the US.

On Monday evening, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the US Embassy had told the British government Mrs Sacoolas would be leaving the UK.

Mr Raab said: "I know the police delayed a bit longer and they were responsible for that and I'm sure that at all times, they were thinking about the sensitivities in relation to the family".

"I have already commissioned a review of the immunity arrangements for US personnel and their families at Croughton", foreign minister Dominic Raab told parliament.

Harry's parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn met with Northants Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley on Saturday (October 19), which is when they were told about the progress.

"This is incredibly stressful and exhausting and gruelling".

"But we certainly didn't want to hold it up materially or beyond a day or so just to make sure at every step, we can communicate with a clear footing and a clear position because with the family going through that much grief, that's the responsible thing to do".

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