THE tearful parents of death-crash teen motorcyclist Harry Dunn yesterday called on the American suspect in the case to return to the UK and face justice, saying: ‘It’s the right thing to do.’
At a press conference in New York, the 19-year-old’s mother, Charlotte Charles, and father, Tim Dunn, said they felt let down by the decision to allow Anne Sacoolas to return to the US after the crash outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27.
‘All of our grief has gone on hold. It’s coming out in other horrific ways — your legs feel like lead, you’re in pain morning until night that no painkillers can take away,’ Ms Charles said. They have been told CCTV shows Ms Sacoolas driving ‘on the wrong side of the road’, she added.
Mr Dunn called on president Donald Trump to help. ‘There’s just no way I can start grieving yet, as a family we can’t start, we need this resolved,’ he added. The family have said they would be happy with a suspended sentence if Ms Sacoolas was convicted but would only meet her face-to-face in the UK.
Mrs Sacoolas, 42, has been said to have diplomatic immunity as the spouse of a US intelligence official, though the British government has said it is no longer valid now she has left the country.
Lawyer Mark Stephens has told Metro her husband was a spy, not a diplomat, and the couple were not entitled or officially applied for immunity.