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Brother of Harry Dunn calls for suspect to return to UK

Niall Dunn says the diplomatic immunity held by American Anne Sacoolas felt like “a punch in the face” for his family.

Harry Dunn and his mother Charlotte Charles (Handout/PA)
Harry Dunn and his mother Charlotte Charles (Handout/PA)

By PA Reporter

The twin brother of Harry Dunn, the teenager killed in a road collision involving the wife of a US diplomat, has renewed calls for the woman to be returned to Britain.

Niall Dunn has said in a newspaper interview the fact 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity in the case has felt like “a punch in the face”.

“I’m not happy with how everything has happened,” Niall told the Mail on Sunday.

“I’ve wanted to start grieving but now it’s become so huge that I have to be involved. When we were told Anne Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity it was a punch in the face.”

Niall told the paper the message coming back to his family was essentially: “Tough, she’s not coming back, end of story. Go away and cry at home.”

“It was really difficult hearing that and knowing we had nowhere left to go, nothing left to do,” he said.

It was swept under the carpet and that’s what really got to me. It made me angry. Niall Dunn

“It was swept under the carpet and that’s what really got to me. It made me angry. Harry lost his life. We’ve lost everything. I want to know who decided this was OK to do this to us.”

Appealing directly to Mrs Sacoolas, Niall said: “We want for this to be over, to live our lives the best way we can. We can’t do that unless you cooperate and help us.

“This all could have been avoided if you had just stayed here and done the right thing. Although that time’s passed you can still put an end to all of this.”

Mrs Sacoolas is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit Harry’s motorbike outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27.

Harry’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn have met with US President Donald Trump in Washington to discuss the matter, but there is no indication Mrs Sacoolas’s diplomatic immunity will be waived for her to be forced to return to the UK to face an investigation.

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