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Death of Harry Dunn: the CPS is authorized to engage with the lawyers of Anne Sacoolas | UK News

Harry Dunn’s parents have hailed a decision that allows the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to discuss with Anne Sacoolas’ lawyers the next steps in a criminal case against her.

Mr Dunn died in August 2019 when a car crashed into his motorbike outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.

In January last year, Sacoolas was charged with causing Harry’s death by reckless driving.

The 43-year-old is said to have retreated to the wrong side of the road when leaving the US military base, but has yet to be tried when leaving the UK. after claiming diplomatic immunity.

Harry Dunn's parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn speak to the media at their home in north Oxfordshire after watching the High Court proceedings via video link.
Harry Dunn’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn welcomed the move

The United States has blocked the extradition of Ms Sacoolas to stand trial on charges arising from the collision.

Britain is now set to pursue a “virtual trial or process” following the death of the 19-year-old.

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “The way is clear for UK judicial authorities to contact Anne Sacoolas’ lawyers – without any problem from the US government – to see though some sort of trial or virtual process might bring some accountability and a bit of solace and justice to the Dunn family.

“I would like to see some responsibility. I think the family deserves no less.”

A statement from the family of Harry dunn says: “This is a huge development and we are grateful to the politicians for making this possible.

“This campaign has never been about revenge or retribution, but about responsibility for the loss of their totally innocent son.

“This is what each of us would like and this is what must now be done. There must be meaningful justice.”

Development comes after Boris Johnson met US President Joe Biden at the G7 summit and the two discussed the situation.

The prime minister said the president was “actively engaged” and “extremely sympathetic” about the matter after their …

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