Harry Dunn's death forces UK and US to end diplomatic immunity ‘anomaly’

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Harry Dunn (L) was killed by former CIA officer Anne Sacoolas (R) who is married to a serving US spy formerly based at RAF Croughton

Following months of campaigning by Harry Dunn’s grieving family, the UK and US governments have finally agreed to abolish the “anomaly” that allowed Harry’s killer to escape from British justice.

According to multiple reports, a British court learnt last month that a “secret agreement” between the UK and US governments had allowed Anne Sacoolas (who is a former CIA officer) to evade British justice by escaping to the US after she killed Harry in a road crash outside RAF Croughton (Northamptonshire) last August.

However, the closing of the loophole which allowed Sacoolas to escape is not believed to be retrospective, meaning that Harry’s grieving family still has a long fight on their hands to secure Sacoolas’ extradition to Britain.

For their part, Northamtonshire Police (which initially investigated the fatal crash) said it would continue “working with British prosecutors” to secure Sacoolas’ extradition to the UK so that she can finally stand trial.

Last December the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service charged Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving, a crime that can attract a prison sentence of up to 14 years.

Meanwhile, potential crashes of the type seen last August continue to be a major hazard outside RAF Croughton where American drivers regularly flout the law by driving on the wrong side of the road.    


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