UK Police to travel to US, Meet Suspect in Teen's Death

Cheryl Sanders
October 22, 2019

The U.K. police department in charge of investigating the traffic collision that killed a British teenager sparking a diplomatic row have said they will be travelling to the interview Anne Sacoolas, the American diplomat's wife who was involved in a crash.

The evidence includes CCTV footage of USA citizen Anne Sacoolas, 42, driving on the wrong side of the road outside RAF Croughton - a spy hub in Northamptonshire - nearly eight weeks ago before crashing head-on into the 19-year-old motorcyclist.

The Dunn family say they have been fed "one lie after another" by the British and USA governments and Northamptonshire Police and have taken their fight for justice all the way to the White House.

The British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has said that Sacoolas is no longer covered by diplomatic immunity since she fled the country.

Mr Dunn died from his injuries when his motorbike and a auto collided outside the RAF station in Northamptonshire on 27 August.

She said: "Why did they not have the right to be told immediately?"

Mr Raab said the US Embassy informed his office of the crash and said Mrs Sacoolas was "covered by immunity".

During what he described as an "unprecedented" press conference, Ch Cons Adderley also confirmed that investigators will be going to the United States to interview the suspect under caution at her request.

He said his office "duly and immediately objected in clear and strong terms" but when they spoke to USA officials on 16 September they were told Mrs Sacoolas had left the United Kingdom the day before.

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

US President Donald Trump met Ms Charles and Mr Dunn at the White House last week.

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

Police were told Ms Sacoolas had left the country on September 16 after being granted diplomatic immunity.

Northamptonshire Police Chief Nick Adderley told reporters at a Tuesday press conference that Sacoolas requested an in-person interview, rather than submitting a statement, "in order for them to see her and the devastation that this has also caused and her family", Adderley said.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn were told yesterday that police have handed their file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

"This is incredibly stressful and exhausting and gruelling".

'The rights, justice and answers that are due to Harry Dunn's grieving family can no longer be denied'.

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