Brit family beg Donald Trump to intervene after US diplomat’s wife suspected in teen’s hit-and-run death claims immunity to flee UK


A GRIEVING Brit family last night begged Donald Trump to intervene after the wife of a US diplomat who’s suspected of involvement in a teen’s hit-and-run death fled the country.

The American woman left the UK claiming diplomatic immunity while wanted in connection with the death of Harry Dunn, 19.


Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in a horror road crash in Northamptonshire in August, with the woman suspected of involvement in his death later leaving the UK claiming diplomatic immunity[/caption]


Harry’s grieving mum has called on US President Donald Trump to help her family in their fight for justice[/caption]

Last night, the teenager’s heartbroken family issued a direct appeal to the US president to help them in their fight for justice.

In a statement to Sky News, they said: “President Trump, please listen. We’re a family in ruin. We’re broken.

“We can’t grieve. Please, please let her get back on a plane.”

Mr Dunn was on a motorbike when he was involved in a horror crash outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August.

He was riding past the facility – used as a US spy base – when a motorist pulled out on the wrong side of the road and hit him head-on, police said.


Sky News reported that the alleged driver is the wife of a US diplomat who was later advised to leave the UK by the American embassy.

She left claiming diplomatic immunity – which allows unhindered travel for government envoys and their families.

An attempt by Northamptonshire Police to stop her leaving was declined – and the US embassy has confirmed she’s no longer in the UK.

Harry suffered multiple injuries in the crash and later died in hospital.

His heartbroken mum Charlotte Charles said: “Everyone loved him, we’re utterly broken inside and out.

“Everything hurts day and night, it’s an effort to do anything, I ache from it, every limb, every internal organ hurts.”

I have called the US Ambassador to express the UK’s disappointment with their decision and to urge the Embassy to re-consider it

Dominic RaabForeign Secretary

The case has prompted a response from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Last night, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “‘I wish to offer my condolences to the family affected by this tragic incident.

“I have called the US Ambassador to express the UK’s disappointment with their decision and to urge the Embassy to re-consider it.”

The unnamed suspect was reportedly advised by embassy officials to leave the UK – causing further pain to tragic Harry’s family.

Ms Charles added: “We don’t know how we can start to grieve for him.

“We have nothing. No justice.

“We have nothing to put our minds at rest that she’s even remorseful.”


Harry’s father, Tim Dunn, said: “We’re disgusted, appalled, how she could be having this cloak wrapped around her.

“I’m angry that someone could do this and then get on a plane and go.

“I can’t believe she’s living with herself.”

The family received a letter expressing “profound sadness” from the US ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson.

But efforts to contact the American suspect have been met with silence.

In a statement, the US Embassy in London said: “We express our deepest sympathies and offer condolences to the family of the deceased in the tragic August 27 traffic accident involving a vehicle driven by the spouse of a US diplomat assigned to the United Kingdom.

“Embassy officials are in close contact with the appropriate British officials on this matter.

“Due to security and privacy considerations, we cannot confirm the identity of the individuals involved, but we can confirm the family has left the UK”.


Harry, seen in a social media photo, was killed while riding his motorbike in August[/caption]

RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, where the horror crash took place (file photo)
PA:Press Association

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