İrem UZUN -TDO- The wife of a U.S. diplomat based in Britain is being accused of using diplomatic immunity to escape justice. It is reported that US diplomat's wife, 42, 'drove 400 yards on the wrong side of the road before she hit and killed' British teen outside RAF base and claimed diplomatic immunity.
Harry Dunn, 19, died in the accident while riding his motorbike, according to a statement from his family. The accident took place August 27 in Northamptonshire in central England, which is home to a Royal Air Force station controlled by the US Air Force.
Boris Johnson will personally appeal to Donald Trump if the US continues to refuse to lift the diplomatic immunity it has granted to a US diplomat’s wife who is accused of killing a 19-year-old motorcyclist in a traffic collision.
In a sign that the US will resist appeals for the return of Sacoolas, the US embassy said the family left the UK on the advice of senior state department officials, adding that diplomatic immunity is rarely waived in such instances.
The US embassy has expressed its profound sadness at the death, but has refused to comment on how London and Washington interacted when the US first ruled that the Sacoolas family were entitled to claim diplomatic immunity to leave the UK, and so stymie further UK police inquiries.
Dunn's parents will meet U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab this week, but the country's top diplomat will have to walk a fine line, balancing international agreements with his country's most crucial ally and the needs of a family gripped with grief.