BORIS JOHNSON has urged the US to reconsider its decision to give immunity to a diplomat’s wife wanted by British police over a road crash that killed a teenager.
Harry Dunn, 19, died on August 27 after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car being driven by 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas.
It happened near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, a US intelligence hub where her husband Jonathan worked.
Ms Sacoolas is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road.
After the crash, Ms Sacoolas left the UK despite telling police officers she did not plan to do so.
The prime minister said yesterday: ‘I think everybody’s sympathies are very much with the family of Harry Dunn and our condolences to them for their tragic loss.
‘I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.
‘I hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and will engage properly with the processes of law. That’s a point that we’ve raised or are raising today with the American ambassador here in the UK and I hope it will be resolved very shortly. And if we can’t resolve it, then of course I will be raising it myself personally with the White House.’
The US embassy in London expressed its ‘deepest sympathy’ over Mr Dunn’s ‘tragic’ death. But it said: ‘Immunity is rarely waived.’
Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles said the family, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, ‘just want to sit and talk’ with Ms Sacoolas — ‘to find out how she’s feeling’.
Ms Charles added: ‘We just don’t understand how you can just get on a plane and leave behind the devastation she has without even speaking to us or facing us, or an apology of any kind.’