Anne Sacoolas: How diplomat’s wife ‘on wrong side of road’ hit Brit teen in fatal hit-and-run

Anne Sacoolas: How diplomat’s wife ‘on wrong side of road’ hit Brit teen in fatal hit-and-run

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THIS graphic shows the final moments before a Brit teen was killed after allegedly being hit by a US diplomat’s wife.

Police believe Anne Sacoolas, 42, hit Harry Dun, 19, with her Volvo when leaving RAF Croughton, Northants. in August while driving on the wrong side of the road.

Police believe Sacoolas hit Harry, pictured, with her Volvo after driving for 400 yards on the wrong side of the road
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Mrs Sacoolas had only been in the country three weeks and it is thought she forgot to drive on the left.

She was granted diplomatic immunity and fled the UK before she could be quizzed over causing death by dangerous driving.

It was reported Mrs Sacoolas’ husband Jonathan is not on the official diplomatic list and was protected under bilateral US-UK agreements covering spy bases.

The 43-year-old was working “in intelligence” at the base, which is used by the US as a spy station called the Joint Intelligence Analysis Center.

The fatal hit-and-run has sparked an international row after Harry’s parents have demanded answers and said they were willing to go to the US to get justice for their son.

RAF Croughton is currently on lease to the American government and processes approximately one third of all US military communications in Europe.

Diplomatic immunity allows unhindered travel for government envoys and their families.

Downing Street this week said the case was “extremely concerning” and urged the US to “reconsider their position” so “the justice process can take place”.

Urging the US to reconsider its decision to give immunity to the diplomat’s wife, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I do not think it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.”

Northamptonshire Police have written to the US embassy in London to demand immunity is waived for Mrs Sacoolas, who left the UK after the crash despite telling officers she did not plan to do so.


A Foreign Office spokesman said Mr Raab had “reiterated his disappointment with the US decision and urged them to reconsider”.

It comes after it was revealed Mrs Sacoolas had been previously told off for “failing to pay attention” while driving in 2006.

But cops in the US state of Virginia — where the road offence took place — could not provide further details as files were destroyed a decade ago.

This is where the fatal crash happened - not far from RAF Croughton
This is where the fatal crash happened – not far from RAF Croughton
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Flowers have left on the side of the road after Harry was killed in August
Flowers have left on the side of the road after Harry was killed in August
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The crash happened near RAF Croughton
The crash happened near RAF Croughton
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This dark mark on the road shows where the fatal crash happened in August
This dark mark on the road shows where the fatal crash happened in August
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Harry was hit while on his motorcycle
Harry was hit while on his motorcycle
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Harry Dunn's parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said they would be prepared to go to the US for answers
Harry Dunn’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said they would be prepared to go to the US for answers
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Anne Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity before she could be quizzed over causing death by dangerous driving
Anne Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity before she could be quizzed over causing death by dangerous driving


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