Harry Dunn: Northamptonshire Lib Dem councillors welcome RAF Croughton road safety review

'Everyone here stands with the Dunn family - the green ribbons all around our area show this'

Liberal Democrat councillors in Northamptonshire have welcomed the road safety review around RAF Croughton following Harry Dunn's death.

The Road Safety Foundation has been contracted by the Department for Transport to inspect the roads near the base outside Croughton just over a year after the teenager's fatal crash.

South Northamptonshire councillor for Middleton Cheney, Mark Allen, said: “We very much welcome this review into road safety to and from RAF Croughton.

A Justice4Harry banner at the site of Harry Dunn's fatal crash near Croughton, Northamptonshire

“However, local residents, who have seen the anguish of the Dunn family and justice being denied to the family, may be wondering quite what has taken so long.”

Harry, 19, died after his motorcycle was hit head-on by a car being driven on the wrong side of the road by Anne Sacoolas on August 27, 2019.

The American woman had left RAF Croughton, which is used by the US Air Force, just before the crash and driven on the right-hand-side of the B4031.

The road safety review, campaigned for by Harry's parents since his death, will focus on three routes to Banbury, two to Bicester, one to Brackley and the road between Croughton and Aynho.

Greatworth Parish Council member and fellow Lib Dem, Hazel Hewison, said: “Everyone here stands with the Dunn family. The green ribbons all around our area show this.

"This road safety review may shed light on what happened that terrible evening in August 2019 and it may also help make sure this kind of terrible tragedy doesn’t happen again.”

The Road Safety Foundation will also look into the safety of roads near nine other airbases used by the US around the UK.