Harry Dunn: Anne Sacoolas charged with causing teenager’s death by dangerous driving

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Anne Sacoolas

The wife of a US diplomat has been charged with causing the death of British teenager Harry Dunn by dangerous driving.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) informed the 19-year-old’s family of the charge on Friday.

Anne Sacoolas was involved in a crash in which Mr Dunn died outside an RAF base in Northamptonshire in August.

She returned to the US following the collision after claiming diplomatic immunity through her husband’s work.

Harry Dunn
Harry Dunn was killed while riding his motorbike

The CPS has now announced it has charged Mrs Sacoolas, 42, with causing death by dangerous driving.

It comes after Northamptonshire Police interviewed Mrs Sacoolas in America and handed their completed file of evidence on Mr Dunn’s death to the CPS last month.

Harry Dunn's family have travelled to New York in the hope of meeting Anne Sacoolas
Harry Dunn’s family travelled to the US in a bid to get Anne Sacoolas to return to the UK

On Tuesday, Mr Dunn’s parents met Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Northamptonshire Police chief constable Nick Adderley to discuss the case.

They previously travelled to the US in a bid to get Mrs Sacoolas to return to the UK and met President Donald Trump at the White House, where they were told she was in the next room and they rejected an offer to meet her.

Please Drive on Left signs and arrows have been placed on the B4031 road outside RAF Croughton, in Northamptonshire, where Harry Dunn, 19, died when his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision in August.
The crash happened outside RAF Croughton, in Northamptonshire

Mr Dunn was riding a motorcycle when he was involved in the fatal crash outside RAF Croughton on 27 August.

His family are taking legal action against Mr Raab following a row over the diplomatic immunity granted to Mrs Sacoolas, whose husband is thought to be a US intelligence officer.

Niall Dunn talking about his brothers death.

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The Foreign Office has previously said it would oppose the family’s legal action and invited them to drop the challenge.

They have also warned they will seek court costs if the family pursue and fail with their action.

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