HARRY Dunn’s family reacted with fury last night over claims that the Foreign Office asked Northamptonshire Police to delay telling them that the teen’s accused killer had fled Britain.
Northamptonshire Police told Harry’s family that US diplomat’s wife Anne Sacoolas had left the country ten days after officers had first found out.
Harry Dunn’s family reacted with fury over claims the Foreign Office asked Northamptonshire Police to delay telling them that the teen’s accused killer had fled[/caption]
Harry’s dad Tim and mother Charlotte have demanded answers to why cops were told to delay telling them that suspect Anne Sacoolas has left the UK[/caption]
The Foreign Office asked the force to delay telling the family, ITV News reported.
Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles said: “It’s disgusting. They’ve got to answer some questions we throw at them haven’t they? Because who made that ridiculous decision?”
Dad Tim added: “Dominic Raab said to us when we had that meeting that they and the police were two separate things.”
Harry, 19, was killed in the accident with Sacoolas on August 27 near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.
Police visited Anne Sacoolas at her home the next day.
But Harry’s family say they were not informed by police until 10 days later.
Charlotte called on the Foreign Secretary to answer the family’s questions.
She added: “He needs to do the right thing as well doesn’t he and own up to why they made that decision. Why keep us in the dark? Why add more pain?”
Officers have claimed the delay was in part due to Harry’s funeral.
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The FCO has responded to the allegation in a statement to ITV saying: “We have been doing all we can to help the family to secure justice for Harry.
“The Prime Minister and the President spoke last week about this matter and the Foreign Secretary has made clear to the US Ambassador and Secretary Pompeo what has happened is not acceptable.
“We continue to press for the individual concerned to engage with the UK legal process.”
Harry, 19, was killed in the accident with Sacoolas on August 27 near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire[/caption]
Harry’s family are currently in the US pushing for Anne Sacoolas to face justice in the UK[/caption]
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