Harry Dunn's family loses legal challenge over decision to give Anne Sacoolas diplomatic immunity

High Court rules Foreign Office were right to give diplomatic immunity

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 10:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th November 2020, 11:18 am
Harry Dunn died in a collision near an US Air Force base in August 2019
Harry Dunn died in a collision near an US Air Force base in August 2019

Harry Dunn's parents have lost their High Court battle against the Foreign Office over whether their son's alleged killer had diplomatic immunity.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn lodged a legal challenge after American Anne Sacoolas was granted diplomatic immunity following the death of their 19-year-old son Harry outside a Northamptonshire air force base.

Cobblers fan Harry was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car being driven on the wrong side of the road outside RAF Croughton, near Brackley, in August 2019.

NOW READ THIS: Harry's parents' reaction to today's High Court judgement.The driver, Mrs Sacoolas, was a former CIA agent whose husband Jonathan Sacoolas worked as a technical assistant at the base.

The 43-year-old left the country a few weeks later after the US said she was entitled to diplomatic immunity.

Harry's family launched their legal bid to establish whether she had diplomatic immunity, claiming the Foreign Office wrongly decided Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity and unlawfully obstructed Northamptonshire Police's investigation into their son's death by keeping the force "in the dark"..