The wife of a U. S. diplomat is accused of using diplomatic immunity to flee the U.K. after she allegedly struck and killed a young man with her car in late August.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticized the use of diplomatic immunity in the case, and said he would raise the matter with the American Ambassador to the U.K. on Monday.
"I sincerely hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and will work properly with the lawsuits of the future [that are] this country, "Johnson said.
Police in Northamptonshire, in central England, say the 42-year-old suspect is told them after the Aug. "If you can not resolve it, then I will." 27 incident that she had no plans of leaving the UK in the near future. Harry Dunn, 19, What riding his motorbike to visit his father when he was killed in the collision.
The chief constable of Northamptonshire, Nick Adderley, says he wrote to the U.S.
Police believe Sacoolas had just driven out of Royal Air Force's base Croughton and was driving On the wrong side of the road when she struck Dunn, Sky News reports. RAF Croughton is home to a U.S. Air Force communications base.
The State Department said in an email to NPR on Monday that questions about waiving immunity for its diplomats and their family members overseas "are considered carefully given. "
The family expressed dismay that Sacoolas was able to leave the country. Charlotte Charles, the victim's mother, said in an interview with Sky News, "All we need to do is to ask her to come back." We're broken, inside and out … We're just utterly shocked and appalled that somebody is allowed to go home and avoid ours justice system. "
"We can not grieve for him at the minute because we do not know where we're going," the victim's father, Tim Dunn, told the BBC.
MP for South Northamptonshire Andrea Leadson said the event appears Sacoolas directly: "It needs a police investigation, but it needs to be done with this family needs closure."