The parents of Harry Dunn have again demanded to know why ‘killer’ Anne Sacoolas was allowed to leave the UK after the tragic crash that took their son’s life.
Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles said she hoped Sacoolas would be ‘compelled’ to return to the UK, as family lawyers prepare to launch legal proceedings in the US.
Sacoolas is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit 19-year-old Mr Dunn’s motorbike outside RAF Croughton on August 27 before leaving the UK on a private flight with her family from a US air force base in Suffolk.
The still-grieving mother said: ‘It should be so simple, it should be such an easy case. We don’t understand why she doesn’t get on a plane?
Harry Dunn’s mother Charlotte Charles said she hoped Sacoolas would be ‘compelled’ to return to the UK, as family lawyers prepare to launch legal proceedings in the US
Anne Sacoolas, who has been hiding on a base in America, last week met with detectives from Northamptonshire in the US about the death of Harry Dunn who have handed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service
She added: ‘We trying to keep an open mind that she [Sacoolas] has been under the rule of thumb and she hasn’t been able to move.
‘But we’re doing it for Harry, it’s Harry’s legacy. We’re going to get the law changed – the diplomatic immunity law needs changing.’
Family spokesman Raad Seiger gave an update on the legal process from Washington.
He said: ‘The case has many legal stands. If Anne Sacoolas is charged in the UK, she will be set a court date for her first appearance and either she appears or does not.
‘If she does not, we believe the UK will apply for her extradition. And I’m very hopeful there will be no block to that.’
Mr Seiger said he was preparing for legal proceedings in the US. He said: ‘I’ve been here for weeks now preparing for what we would call in the UK a ‘personal injury claim’ for civil damages.
Displaying extraordinary courage and empathy, she added: ‘We trying to keep an open mind that she [Sacoolas] has been under the rule of thumb and she hasn’t been able to move’
‘Given the way these good people have treated we can agree the government has been involved in lawless misconduct.
‘Anne Sacoolas never had diplomatic immunity so why she was allowed to leave we do not know.’
Sacoolas, who has been hiding on a base in America, last week met with detectives from Northamptonshire who have handed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service.
The 42-year-old, a wife of a US diplomat, was granted diplomatic immunity after the case, which has since been disputed by the lawyers acting on behalf of the teenager’s family.
The still-grieving mother said: ‘It should be so simple, it should be such an easy case. We don’t understand why she doesn’t get on a plane?’
Superintendent Sarah Johnson said last week: ‘We can confirm that we have completed an interview of the suspect in connection with the death of Harry Dunn, the details of which will be provided to the CPS for consideration alongside the rest of the evidential file already submitted.’
It came as Harry Dunn’s parents demanded their local police chief resigns immediately after he called their decision to sue Donald Trump and Anne Sacoolas ‘sad and predictable’.
Radd Seiger, the Dunn family spokesman criticised Northamptonshire Police, and told MailOnline: ‘We received an email telling us that a person of interest had been interviewed and that the details of this would be passed on to the CPS.
‘This email is about as useful as chocolate tea pot. It does not provide us with any clarity, a timeline of where we go from here or confirm that Anne Sacoolas has been interviewed. It leaves us with more questions than answers.
‘In all my years as a lawyer, I have never seen a family so badly treated by the police.’
Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley made the ‘sad and predictable’ comment in a tweet deleted on Monday and has now apologised if his words were ‘misconstrued or misinterpreted’.
Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley made the incendiary comment in a tweet deleted on Monday – Harry Dunn’s parents Charlotte and Tim want him to resign
Mr Adderley then tweeted: ‘How sad and predictable’ reacting to a breaking news alert announcing the litigation, before deleting it within ten minutes
Mr Adderley’s force is in charge of the British investigation into Harry’s death on August 27 where Sacoolas allegedly ran him down while she was driving on the wrong side of the road.
The crash was outside the US spy base where her husband worked in Britain – but the family fled to America claiming diplomatic immunity before Northamptonshire Police could arrest her.
Harry’s parents Charlotte and Tim Dunn are to sue Sacoolas in American courts for allegedly killing him and Donald Trump’s administration for ‘an attempt to cover it up’.
Mr Adderley then tweeted: ‘How sad and predictable’ reacting to a breaking news alert announcing the litigation, before deleting it.
Harry’s bereft parents have demanded the police chief steps down.
They said: ‘We couldn’t quite believe our eyes when we saw it. It is totally outrageous and absurd for him to take sides and it is clear now that he is just against us. We are so angry at him.
‘He cannot continue in his job and we are calling on him to resign immediately for the good of our case and for the good of the people of Northamptonshire who should be able to rely on their head of police for impartiality and fairness.
‘We have said numerous times that we have felt totally unsupported by Northants Police and not been kept updated on progress of the case in accordance with our rights under the victims’ code.’