America has refused to hand over a diplomat’s wife who is accused of killing a 19-year-old British biker in a crash near a US airbase.
Mr Dunn was killed in a head-on collision with a car on August 27 last year near RAF Croughton, in Northamptonshire.
Anne Sacoolas, 42, the wife of a US intelligence official, is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road and was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
But she claimed diplomatic immunity after the alleged collision, fled to her home country and has refused to return to face justice despite pleas from Harry’s family.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has turned down the extradition request for Mrs Sacoolas, family spokesman Radd Seiger said.
Harry Dunn (right), 19, died when his motorcycle crashed in a head-on collision with a car allegedly driven by Anne Sacoolas (left), 42, on August 27 last year
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pictured, has turned down the extradition request for Mrs Sacoolas, family spokesman Radd Seiger said
The family’s constituency MP Andrea Leadsom informed them of the decision and is due to meet the US ambassador Woody Johnson in London on Friday to discuss the case.
Mr Dunn’s family said they would react fully to the news on Friday morning, but said ‘the fight goes on’ for justice for their son.
Boris Johnson last week said the chance of the suspect ever returning to the UK was very low.
Radd Seiger last week said the Prime Minister’s comments made on BBC Breakfast were ‘a very powerful blow’ which have ‘done real damage’ to his bid to bring the wife of an American intelligence officer back to Britain to face justice.
The parents of Harry Dunn, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn (left and centre) along with their family lawyer and representative Radd Seiger (right) pictured together on Good Morning Britain in December
‘I was watching the BBC Breakfast interview in disbelief – my jaw hit the floor,’ he told MailOnline. ‘We are incandescent with rage,’ he said.
Demanding a greater show of support from the PM, Mr Seiger questioned whether the Mr Johnson is more interested in currying favour with President Trump than supporting the grieving parents of a British citizen.
‘Boris Johnson’s comments have made my job ten times harder. We were beginning to make real progress,’ he said.
‘We felt that although we weren’t supported by authorities initially, through hard work and dialogue, we were building bridges.
The PM (pictured on BBC Breakfast) played down expectations of a legal breakthrough
‘Home Secretary Priti Patel reached out – along with our MP Andrea Leadsom – and we were bringing the government and Harry’s family together.
‘When he [Boris Johnson] spoke on BBC Breakfast I was in disbelief. It wasn’t the public line we agreed on.’
Mr Seiger added: ‘It’s not just about Harry anymore, it’s about the ability to allow a sovereign nation to apply the laws of the land to the foreign visitors.
‘Everyone right up to the Home Secretary agrees with this – all except for Boris who is off in La La Land.’
Mr Seiger also revealed that Harry’s mother Charlotte had begun therapy to begin to process his son’s death, adding: ‘It was especially difficult over the holiday season.’