Harry Dunn’s 'killer' Anne Sacoolas WON'T face UK court next week

THE wife of a US diplomat will not face a hearing before a London court next week over claims she killed a teenage boy in a crash.

Anne Sacoolas had been due to make an appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, almost two-and-a-half years after Harry Dunn's death.


However, it has been confirmed this morning that the hearing will not take place.

Prosecutors say the delay will allow "ongoing" discussion with Sacoolas.

The defendant has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after 19-year-old Harry died in a smash near RAF Croughton on August 27, 2019.

It's alleged she was driving the SUV which was involved in a head-on collision with Harry.

Northamptonshire Police claim the car was travelling on the wrong side of the road at the time.

PARENTS' GRUELLING FIGHT

The 44-year-old was able to leave the UK after diplomatic immunity was asserted on her behalf by the US Government.

The US embassy confirmed Sacoolas was behind the wheel of the car involved.

Ever since the tragedy, Harry's family has faced a fight to bring her back to the country.

Sacoolas is the wife of US diplomat Jonathan Sacoolas, who was stationed on the US intelligence base at the time of the crash.

Washington has refused to extradite Sacoolas, despite appeals by both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former foreign secretary Dominic Raab.

'WE NEED CLOSURE'

Former US President Donald Trump tried to engineer a meeting between Mrs Sacoolas and Harry's parents Charlotte and Tim Dunn during a summit at the White House.

The family refused to participate in the stunt which was sprung on them during a meeting in October 2019 – later describing it as an "ambush".

This morning, Radd Seiger, spokesman for Harry's parents, said: "We have full faith in the Crown Prosecution Service and will wait to hear from them with further developments, hopefully in the near future.

"Harry's family were obviously looking forward to the hearing on Tuesday so they hope an agreement will be reached sooner rather than later.

"It is vitally important for their mental health that justice and closure is achieved soon."

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Speaking in December, a CPS spokesman said: "While the challenges and complexity of this case are well known, we remain committed to securing justice in this matter.

"Anne Sacoolas has a right to a fair trial.

"It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice any proceedings."

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