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Harry Dunn’s parents accuse US and UK governments of ‘covering up’ key details about son’s death

Harry Dunn’s parents accuse US and UK governments of ‘covering up’ key details about son’s death in crash involving US diplomat’s wife and warn they will try to ‘expose misconduct’

  • Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, flew home after challenging Donald Trump
  • They believe the US is ‘intent on ruthlessly and aggressively’ protecting Anne Sacoolas, the woman accused of killing their teenage son in a car crash 
  • Trump administration repeatedly refused to send Mrs Sacoolas back to the UK
  • Family is now concerned that there has been ‘misconduct and a cover up on both sides of the Atlantic and they are intent on exposing it’, spokesman said

The parents of crash victim Harry Dunn (pictured) say British authorities should be ‘ashamed of themselves’

The parents of crash victim Harry Dunn say British authorities should be ‘ashamed of themselves’ for abandoning them.

They have accused the US and UK of covering up ‘key details’ of their son’s death in a smash involving a US diplomat’s wife who has since fled to America.

The teenage motorcyclist’s family believe there has been ‘misconduct’ on both sides of the Atlantic and ‘are intent on exposing it’.

After personally challenging Donald Trump at the White House, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, flew home yesterday to ramp up the pressure on police and prosecutors.

They believe the US is ‘intent on ruthlessly and aggressively’ protecting Anne Sacoolas, the woman accused of killing their teenage son in a car crash in Britain before claiming diplomatic immunity.

The Trump administration has repeatedly refused to send Mrs Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence officer, back to the UK.

The family’s spokesman, Radd Seiger, said: ‘It is clear that the Americans are desperate to protect Mrs Sacoolas. We are trying to find out why that is.

After personally challenging Donald Trump at the White House, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn flew home yesterday to ramp up the pressure on police and prosecutors

After personally challenging Donald Trump at the White House, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn flew home yesterday to ramp up the pressure on police and prosecutors 

They believe the US is ‘intent on ruthlessly and aggressively’ protecting Anne Sacoolas, the woman accused of killing their teenage son in a car crash in Britain before claiming diplomatic immunity

They believe the US is ‘intent on ruthlessly and aggressively’ protecting Anne Sacoolas, the woman accused of killing their teenage son in a car crash in Britain before claiming diplomatic immunity

On Thursday his parents said they had been told the Foreign Office asked police to delay telling them she had fled to the US and that officials kept them ‘in the dark’ when she claimed diplomatic immunity

On Thursday his parents said they had been told the Foreign Office asked police to delay telling them she had fled to the US and that officials kept them ‘in the dark’ when she claimed diplomatic immunity

‘The family is now concerned that there has been misconduct and a cover up on both sides of the Atlantic and they are intent on exposing it with the help of their lawyers.’

Mrs Sacoolas left the country on September 16 – three weeks after the crash outside a US intelligence base in Northamptonshire in which motorcyclist Harry, 19, died.

On Thursday his parents said they had been told the Foreign Office asked police to delay telling them she had fled to the US and that officials kept them ‘in the dark’ when she claimed diplomatic immunity.

The Foreign Office has since said that immunity no longer applies as her husband has left his posting. Harry’s family are now hoping that the Crown Prosecution Service will launch extradition proceedings.

Harry Dunn's mother Charlotte Charles is seen addressing reporters alongside her husband Bruce Charles after leaving the White House

Harry Dunn’s mother Charlotte Charles is seen addressing reporters alongside her husband Bruce Charles after leaving the White House

The family’s spokesman Radd Seiger (pictured) said: ‘It is clear that the Americans are desperate to protect Mrs Sacoolas. We are trying to find out why that is'

The family’s spokesman Radd Seiger (pictured) said: ‘It is clear that the Americans are desperate to protect Mrs Sacoolas. We are trying to find out why that is’

Harry’s mother Mrs Charles told the Daily Mail: ‘President Trump thought if he could stage a meeting between us and Anne Sacoolas, that would be enough for us – but it is not. The US and UK authorities should see Anne Sacoolas is returned to Britain’

Harry’s mother Mrs Charles told the Daily Mail: ‘President Trump thought if he could stage a meeting between us and Anne Sacoolas, that would be enough for us – but it is not. The US and UK authorities should see Anne Sacoolas is returned to Britain’

They are planning to meet Nick Adderley, Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police, next week, and want assurances that the force will ‘leave no stone unturned’ in trying to get her back. 

Harry’s mother Mrs Charles told the Daily Mail: ‘We are more determined than ever to see justice done for our son. He would want us to keep going and we will.

‘President Trump thought if he could stage a meeting between us and Anne Sacoolas, that would be enough for us – but it is not. The US and UK authorities should see Anne Sacoolas is returned to Britain.’ 

But she added: ‘We have not had a single offer of support from either the Government back home or consular officials in the US. The British authorities should be ashamed of themselves for abandoning us.’

Earlier this week Mrs Sacoolas, 42, admitted she was driving on the wrong side of the road when the crash happened.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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