USA diplomat’s wife identified after fleeing United Kingdom due to fatal crash

USA diplomat’s wife identified after fleeing United Kingdom due to fatal crash

USA diplomat’s wife identified after fleeing United Kingdom due to fatal crash

The US embassy has refused to grant Northamptonshire Police a waiver to interview her as a suspect.

"They had done all they could.' The American woman, who lived in Northamptonshire with her husband and children, was spoken to the next day by police when she told officers she had no plans to leave the United Kingdom in the 'near future".

The accident on August 27 killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle near RAF Croughton, a British military base near Oxford that's home to a signals intelligence station operated by the U.S. Air Force.

According to a Northamptonshire Police statement after the crash, a auto "collided head on with a black Kawasaki motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction".

Police said they were preparing to arrest and formally interview the woman, who has not been officially named.

A chief constable has written to the US Embassy in London demanding the return to the United Kingdom of an American diplomat's wife following a fatal crash.

Responding to a question on Twitter on Sunday, Mr Adderley confirmed that he and Stephen Mold, Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, had contacted the embassy for immunity to be waived.

His mother Charlotte Charles said they were prepared to travel to the USA to seek a resolution to their situation.

"We want to get her back".

Mrs Charles said, if necessary, the family would travel to the United States to seek answers.

She added: "We'll go as far as we need to go, to get justice for our boy and to do our best to stop another family suffering".

Under the 1961 Vienna Convention, diplomats and their family members are immune from prosecution in their host country, so long as they are not nationals of that country.

The wife of a USA diplomat based in Britain is being accused of using diplomatic immunity to escape justice.

However, it is understood that some diplomatic staff and their spouses located outside the capital can get that immunity.

He said: "They've been told the answer is no, we've learnt via the police. The answer has come back as no".

The US State Department has said it is in "close consultation" with British officials and has offered its "deepest sympathies" to the family of Mr Dunn.

Business Secretary and South Northamptonshire Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has already met with Mr Dunn's family and said they are "totally heartbroken".

"It's just about showing us that she's human and not. inhuman", Charles added.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab expressed his disappointment to the US Ambassador the UK, Woody Johnson, and urged the embassy to reconsider its decision, according to a statement issued Friday.

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