U.S. diplomat’s wife allegedly involved in fatal car accident left the U.K. under diplomatic immunity
Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. diplomat, used diplomatic immunity to leave the United Kingdom after she was allegedly involved in a fatal car accident that killed a 19-year-old man on a motorcycle:
BREAKING: @skynews can reveal that the driver who hit Harry Dunn is Anne Sacoolas, 42. She’s the wife of a US diplomat, who was based at RAF Croughton, Northants. Police believe she was driving on the wrong side of the road when the crash happened. #JusticeForHarry #Justice4harry
— Lisa Dowd Sky News (@LisaSkyNews) October 6, 2019
Authorities are now asking her to return and answer questions about the accident:
"Come back, you know how you would feel if it was one of your children…"@NorthantsChief tells #BBCBreakfast he's not optimistic that the American diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas will return to the UK, after she was named a suspect, over a crash that killed a 19 year old. pic.twitter.com/WdcFkqkwig
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) October 7, 2019
As do the young man’s parents:
'We're utterly appalled somebody is allowed to go home and avoid our justice system'
Mother of killed teen says her family need the closure of meeting Anne Sacoolas, accused of killing Harry Dunn, to begin to grieve.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 7, 2019
And it looks like this will eventually involve the White House:
'If we can't resolve it I will raise it with the White House' @Borisjohnson says he hopes Anne Sacoolas, who claimed immunity and left the UK after being accused of killing a British teen, will return to the UK to engage with the law.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 8, 2019
Anger at the U.S. is growing:
A senior British lawyer said: “If the US government allows diplomatic immunity (for a spouse, not even a diplomat) to frustrate a serious British criminal investigation, they are no better than the Russians over Salisbury.” https://t.co/p7WL7K8TKi
— 👻 Ghoulia Macfarlane 🎃 (@juliamacfarlane) October 8, 2019
This is going to get ugly, isn’t it?
*NEW: This runaway diplomat's wife is a cowardly disgrace.
Shame on her, shame on U.S. authorities for letting her do it, and shame on President Trump if he doesn't now send her back.
My column: https://t.co/8ZelATpYNL pic.twitter.com/CItb0mUjpG
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 7, 2019