Harry Dunn: Boris Johnson to raise 'driving habits' with US

Lawrence Kim
January 22, 2020

The Prime Minister made the announcement after a video emerged showing another vehicle being driven on the wrong side of the road near the base in Crougton on Saturday.

Nick Adderley, Northamptonshire chief of police, said his department learned of a video on Saturday that showed how a auto on the wrong side of the road near RAF Croughton had a near-accident with another vehicle.

However, she claimed diplomatic immunity after the collision and fled back to the US.

"In the meantime, I do not underestimate how much of a concerning incident this was and how much worse it could have been, especially considering the circumstances in which 19-year-old Harry Dunn tragically died". Thankfully there were no injuries.

"I want to be absolutely clear on the fact that these incidents just can not keep happening", the police chief said.

'Subsequently the PFCC and I've requested an pressing assembly with the bottom commander at RAF Croughton to debate security on the roads across the base and I count on this assembly to happen subsequent week'.

'We know all too well in the case of young Harry just how devastating they can be.

"The parents have asked me to seek a meeting with the Secretary General or any of his senior aides to discuss and hear the parents' concerns on behalf of citizens right around the world who suffer similar abuse and to work out a plan as to how the global community can and will behave better whilst accepting of course the original reason for the provision which is to keep real diplomats safe in hot spot countries, not give them a get out of jail free card".

A spokesperson from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said on Saturday: "We are in contact with the police regarding these disturbing reports and understand this development will be concerning for members of the public in the Croughton area".

Anne Sacoolas, 42, the wife of a USA intelligence official, was believed to be driving on the wrong side of the road when the incident took place.

The 19-year-old's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, have always disputed the immunity granted to their son's alleged killer Anne Sacoolas.

British officials have challenged her protected status and are seeking to have her extradited to face charges of causing death by risky driving.

The United States is considering a request from the British government for Mrs Sacoolas to be extradited to face a charge of causing death by unsafe driving.

He continued: 'No harm done on this occasion fortunately but that is not the point.

"I urged all officials to take the issue seriously, not only in terms of safety and how we can improve it by helping American drivers adapt to different sides of the road, but also by ensuring that that no one who breaks the law from the base is authorized to board the next plane to return home and to escape justice as did Anne Sacoolas".

Northamptonshire chief constable Nick Adderley demanded an urgent meeting with the commander of the military base where the American woman wanted Harry Dunn's death to be stationed.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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