Cruel irony? US spy’s wife Anne Sacoolas is pictured driving HER children on the school run in America after fleeing Britain following car crash that killed teenager Harry Dunn
- The Daily Mail tracked down Anne Sacoolas in Virginia six months after she fled
- Harry’s family said it was ‘galling’ to see Mrs Sacoolas, 42, back behind the wheel
- Mrs Sacoolas has accepted responsibility for 19-year-old Harry in August
- She and her family rent a sprawling four-bedroom home in Herndon, Virginia
Filling up her car on the school run, this is the US mother refusing to return to the UK to face charges over Harry Dunn’s death.
The Daily Mail tracked down Anne Sacoolas in Virginia six months after she fled Britain following the fatal crash.
Harry’s family said the pictures were ‘sickening’ and it was ‘galling’ to see Mrs Sacoolas, 42, back in her old routines – and behind the wheel.
She is facing a charge of causing death by dangerous driving – but has refused to return to Britain and Washington has rejected an extradition request.
The Dunn family yesterday teamed up with a lawyer for victims of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein to demand justice.
Anne Sacoolas, pictured in Virginia on January 31 where she and her family returned after she killed British teenager Harry Dunn
Dressed smartly in a red jacket and a white blouse, the mother-of-three appeared to have settled back into her life in Virginia
Filling up her car on the school run, this is the US mother refusing to return to the UK to face charges over Harry Dunn’s death
Harry Dunn with his mother Charlotte Charles who is campaigning to bring Ms Sacoolas back to the UK to face justice
Linking the two cases, they called for Mrs Sacoolas to be extradited to Britain and for Prince Andrew to cooperate with an FBI investigation into Epstein.
Mrs Sacoolas has accepted responsibility for 19-year-old Harry Dunn’s death outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August.
She fled the UK citing diplomatic immunity due to her husband Jonathan’s role as an intelligence officer at the base.
The Daily Mail found Mrs Sacoolas in a leafy suburb in Virginia on the outskirts of Washington DC.
She was pictured driving to pick up her children from their school and filling up her car.
If she had appeared in court in Britain, prosecutors would have had the option of applying for her to be banned from driving while she awaited trial for causing death by dangerous driving.
Mrs Sacoolas, her husband, and their three children, rented a sprawling four-bedroom detached home in Herndon, Virginia, for £2,100 per month after fleeing the UK within days of the crash.
She was spotted heading to a retail park which boasts a Starbucks, a series of restaurants and a supermarket, after the school run last Friday. She was later observed refuelling her limited edition Subaru Ascent SUV, which retails for around £35,000.
Mrs Sacoolas was photographed at the same petrol station on Monday and appeared relaxed as she texted on an iPhone while her children sat in the car.
Mrs Sacoolas has accepted responsibility for 19-year-old Harry Dunn’s (pictured) death outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August
Harry Dunn’s mother Charlotte Charles arrives at the Foreign Office in London last month for talks aimed at bringing Ms Sacoolas back to the UK
Dressed smartly in a red jacket and a white blouse, the mother-of-three appeared to have settled back into her life in Virginia.
Last night the family of Harry branded the photographs ‘sickening’. Speaking from New York, Radd Seiger, the family spokesman, said: ‘On the day that the family are calling on Anne Sacoolas to do the right thing and return to the UK, it’s galling to learn that she is seemingly attempting to carry on her life, as if the tragic road traffic collision in which Harry died had never happened.
‘Neither the family nor the millions of people around the world who support them are going to accept that for a second. Anne Sacoolas cannot run from justice.’
Some of the neighbours in the quiet residential street where the Sacoolas family were living until a few weeks ago have also urged her to return to the UK.
They told how a ‘concerned citizen’ had posted an anonymous letter to all residents.
The letter, dated December 23, outlined the details of the case and added: ‘[Mrs Sacoolas] has been charged by UK authorities and her lawyer has asserted she will not voluntarily return to Great Britain. This is simply put a travesty of justice!’
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: ‘It was obviously a tragic accident but she should’ve handed herself in.’
Speaking from New York, Radd Seiger, the family spokesman, (centre) said: ‘On the day that the family are calling on Anne Sacoolas to do the right thing and return to the UK, it’s galling to learn that she is seemingly attempting to carry on her life’
It is unclear where the Sacoolas family have now moved but they boast an impressive property portfolio. They are currently renting out a home set within a beautiful forest in Vienna, Virginia, which they were living in until they moved to the UK.
The couple bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house, which has its own outdoor swimming pool, for £650,000 in 2015.
It is now worth an estimated £700,000 and was put up for rent in June 2019 – shortly before the Sacoolas family moved to the UK –for £3,000 a month.
In the listing for the rental, the family’s photographs can be seen on mantlepieces and emblazoned on custom-made sofa cushions.
Meanwhile accessory boxes with the names of each family member can be seen on shelves.
In the family’s spare room, an exercise bike and a running machine are also present, as are books detailing interests as diverse as carpentry, computing and travel.
The young family had previously owned another large detached home in Reston, Virginia, which they sold for £450,000 in 2015.
Mrs Sacoolas’s lawyers did not respond to a request for comment last night.
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