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Calls to swap Duke of York for ‘killer’ driver Anne Sacoolas

Pressure: Andrew with alleged Epstein
victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre PICTURE: REX

BRITAIN should arrange with the FBI to effectively exchange Prince Andrew for an American wanted over a teenager’s death, it was claimed last night.

The call came at a press conference given by the family of Harry Dunn and an alleged victim of the Duke of York’s paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein.

Anne Sacoolas, charged with causing 19-year-old Harry’s death by dangerous driving in Northamptonshire last August, flew home to the US claiming diplomatic immunity.

‘Evasion of justice’: Anne Sacoolas

And US prosecutors claim Andrew has ignored FBI requests to question him over allegations of sex trafficking by Epstein.

Lisa Bloom, the lawyer for six of the billionaire financier’s accusers, cited ‘eerie parallels’ between the cases involving ‘everyday teenagers’ who were ‘victimised’.

Radd Seiger, a spokesman for Harry’s family, acknowledged there could be no ‘straight swap’, with Andrew not facing any charges. But he added: ‘At the heart of extradition treaties is reciprocity. If you want me as a nation to send people you want to prosecute, you have to agree to do the same.

‘It’s about evasion of justice. These are the two greatest allies in the world and they follow a rules-based system.

‘No one, no matter who you are, is above the law.’

The alleged victim of Epstein, named only as Kiki, appealed directly to the duke, who says he saw no suspicious behaviour during his friendship with the American investor.

She said: ‘There’s no question that you had close ties to Jeffrey Epstein dating back to the ’90s.

‘My sexual assault occurred in 2004 when I was just 19. Of all people, you had the power to influence and to say something, yet you didn’t. Years went by and you didn’t.’

She added: ‘I can’t help but think I could have been spared and potentially hundreds of other children and young women could have also been spared.

‘Now’s your chance to speak to the FBI and do the right thing.’

Mr Seiger said: ‘If you have nothing to hide, get on a plane and meet with Kiki, and help her and help other victims — there’s no other way.’

‘Not going away’: Dunn family spokesman Radd Seiger and lawyer Lisa Bloom PICTURE: SKY

Mrs Sacoolas, 42, was involved in a collision with Harry’s motorbike while she was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road outside the American military base at RAF Croughton. The US has refused to extradite her.

Andrew has categorically denied claims made about him by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she fell into Epstein’s clutches when she was a teenager in Florida.

Ms Giuffre says she was made to have sex with the royal in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island in 2001 and 2002, including when she was 17 and a minor under Florida law.

Lawyer Ms Bloom said: ‘We stand with the family of Harry Dunn and they stand with us. Both Mrs Sacoolas and Prince Andrew must co-operate with law enforcement.’

Mr Seiger said, if Andrew and Mrs Sacoolas had been told ‘it’s all going to go away’, that was ‘terrible advice’.

Sources close to the duke, 59, have denied the claims from prosecutors that he snubbed the FBI, saying he was never approached by agents.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and foreign secretary Dominic Raab dismissed the idea of an exchange at a press conference last month.