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Harry Dunn crash: US diplomat’s wife named after hitting teenager | UK | News

Ms Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity and left the UK to America despite facing possible charges of causing death by dangerous driving. Harry Dunn, suffered multiple injuries in the collision outside RAF Croughton – a US intelligence base in Britain. The US embassy refused to grant Northamptonshire Police a waiver to interview her as a suspect.

Anger over the actions intensified as the teenager’s mother Charlotte Charles called on the Prime Minister to “get on the phone” to President Donald Trump.

Ms Charles, 44, told the Daily Mail: “We would ask Boris Johnson himself, if he hasn’t already, to call Trump and urge him to right this wrong. It’s inhumane what has happened to us.

“Please. I’m begging you. Please help us. We won’t be able to grieve and move on and try put the pieces of our shattered lives together until we get justice for Harry.”

Sky learned in early 1994 the US and UK governments struck a deal to give all RAF Croughton families diplomatic protection.

The name of the woman who hit the teenager was revealed

The name of the woman who hit the teenager was revealed (Image: PA)

harry Dunn was killed in a collision outside RAF Croughton

Harry Dunn was killed in a collision outside RAF Croughton (Image: PA)

The broadcaster reported Ms Sacoolas has not returned to her home in the US.

Sky claimed soon after the crash she made it known she had diplomatic immunity but police had the impression she was willing to cooperate so they applied to get the immunity waived.

However, police found she had left.

It was discovered that “someone at the US embassy” advised her and her family to return to the US.

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The teenagers mother pleaded for the American woman to come home

The teenagers mother pleaded for the American woman to come back (Image: PA)

The American woman living in Northamptonshire with her husband and children was spoken to the day after the collision by police, she told them she had no plans to leave the UK in the “near future”.

The Northamptonshire police said during the meeting “diplomatic immunity had been raised as an issue”.

Officers then sought to obtain a waiver from the US embassy, which is required to allow for the arrest and formal interview of a suspect with diplomatic immunity.

But the force said it was later informed the waiver had been refused and the woman had left the country despite the fact officers had been preparing to send a file to the Crown Prosecution Service over charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

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The teenager was on his motorbike when he was hit

The teenager was on his motorbike when he was hit (Image: PA)

RAF Croughton

RAF Croughton (Image: Getty Images)

Government sources claim the driver and her family were “put on a plane” within hours of learning she may face charges.

The US state department refused to answer questions on the case but said “immunity is rarely waived”.

UK sources later confirmed the woman had “full diplomatic immunity”.

Defence expert Stephen Lanyard, a retired US colonel, said: “Once a claim of diplomatic immunity is made and a person has left the country there is very little that can be done to bring them back.”

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Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called on the US ambassador to “reconsider” the decision (Image: Getty Images)

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called on the US ambassador to “reconsider” the decision but it is understood that so far his appeals have been refused.

The Government said it was doing “everything it can”.

Ms Charles said she feared her son’s death would be “swept under the carpet.”

The mother, who works in a GP’s surgery, said her family were devastated and heartbroken but “totally deprived of the ability to grieve”.

The teenagers mother appealed to Trump

The teenagers mother appealed to Trump (Image: Getty Images)

She pleaded to the American woman: “Please just come back. We want to talk to you and understand how you are feeling about what happened.

“Please come back and face the consequences of your actions. It will be better for us both.”

Ms Charles sent a direct appeal to Trump.

She said: “Sit back and look back at the case.

“Consider not just the politics side of it, but the fact there is a completely broken family.”

The mother went on to claim “we’ve just been left” as no one from the Ministry of Defence or RAF Croughton had been in contact for weeks after the crash.

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