Government Pledges To Protect Dunn`s Family Despite The Court`s Ruling

Charlotte Charles has vowed to get "justice" for her son after losing a court case against alleged killer Anne Sacoolas.

Harry Dunn’s parents lose battle over whether Anne Sacoolas has diplomatic immunity
Charlotte Charles, the mother of Harry Dunn and stepfather Bruce Charles/Picture credit: Independent

Charlotte Charles has vowed to get “justice” for her son after losing a court case against alleged killer Anne Sacoolas.

Harry Dunn was killed when his motorbike collided with an American woman`s car which was being driven on the wrong side of the road outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August 2019. Last December Ms Sacoolos had been ultimately charged for causing the 19-year-old`s death, however, the US State Department denounced an extradition request in January.

The 43-year-old left the UK after the US said she was entitled to diplomatic immunity.

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Mr Dunn`s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)`s decision was wrong and unlawful as it stood in the way of investigation into their son`s death by keeping the police  “in the dark”.

In a High Court judgment delivered on Tuesday, Lord Justice Flaux and Mr Justice Saini said: “Our conclusion is that Mrs Sacoolas enjoyed immunity from UK criminal jurisdiction at the time of Harry’s death.”

Ms Charles said the court ruling was “just a blip along the way”.

“I promised my boy I would get him justice and that is just what we are going to do. No one is going to stand in our way. It’s obviously disappointing that this court did not find in our favour but we are more focused now than ever on fulfilling our promise,” she said.

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Mr Dunn’s father said he “still wakes up every morning in absolute disbelief that we are in this situation at all”.

Despite the court`s ruling,  Downing Street said an agreement had been reached to ensure that Mr Dunn’s family “will be protected from having to pay high costs to the government in respect of the High Court proceedings”.

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