HARRY DUNN’S parents have dropped a legal claim against Northamptonshire Police after concluding that it is ‘absolved of any blame’ over the teenager’s death in a road crash.
The force’s inquiry was ‘effectively stopped in its tracks’ when the Foreign Office told officers that alleged killer Anne Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity, the family said.
They are carrying on with action against the government department, with a two-day High Court hearing due to take place in November. They say foreign secretary Dominic Raab ‘obstructed justice’ by allowing Ms Sacoolas — wife of a US official at RAF Croughton — to return to the US.
The 42-year-old, allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit motorcyclist Harry, 19, last August, claimed immunity despite her husband having signed a waiver agreeing not to do so himself.
‘Documents reveal that the Foreign Office kept the police in the dark for 14 days about the uncertainty surrounding Mrs Sacoolas’ claim to immunity,’ said the Dunns’ spokesman Radd Seiger.
‘They failed to tell them Mrs Sacoolas was planning to leave the country, and did not tell the police she had gone until the day after she left.’