Harry Dunn case: Anne Sacoolas ‘willing to discuss a resolution’ but still refuses to return to UK

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)
By all credible accounts Harry's alleged killer Anne Sacoolas has resumed a normal life in her native USA

According to lawyers acting on behalf of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer, their client is willing “to discuss a resolution with the UK authorities”.

However, lawyers acting on behalf of Anne Sacoolas insist their position has “not changed”, which essentially means Sacoolas will not be surrendering herself to UK courts.

The lawyers also said Sacoolas, who is a former US spy, had been driving on the “wrong side of the road for 20 seconds” before her car collided with Harry’s motorbike.

The latest development in the case comes just two days after the new Biden Administration in the US reaffirmed the previous Trump Administration’s policy of not extraditing Sacoolas to the UK.  

The new State Department spokesman, Ned Price, made the following statement: "The United States government has declined the United Kingdom's request for extradition of a US citizen involved in a tragic vehicle accident that occurred in the United Kingdom”.

"Our decision in that regard was final”, Price curtly added.

Harry, 19, was killed in August 2019 after Sacoolas (who was 41-years-old at the time) crashed into his motorbike outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, which houses a US spy base.   

Sacoolas, who is married to a serving US spy formerly based at RAF Croughton, subsequently evaded justice by claiming diplomatic immunity and fleeing the UK.

Harry, mother, Charlotte Charles, has reacted graciously to the statement by Sacoolas’ lawyers, even though their position falls far short of the Dunn family’s quest to extradite their son’s alleged killer to the UK. 

“It is good to see that Mrs Sacoolas remains willing to find a resolution. We need that so much”, Charlotte said.

“This has never been about vengeance or retribution for us but justice for our boy [Harry] and accountability”, she added.

 


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