BREAKING NEWS: Home Secretary Priti Patel sends extradition notice to the U.S. Justice department for Anne Sacoolas in connection with the death of Harry Dunn

Home secretary Priti Patel has filed a formal request with the US government for the extradition of the American diplomat’s wife involved in a car crash which killed a British teenager.

Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous driving last month after Harry Dunn, 19, was knocked off his motorbike and killed outside an RAF base in Northamptonshire in August.

 

A government spokesperson said: “Following the Crown Prosecution Service’s charging decision, the Home Office has sent an extradition request to the United States for Anne Sacoolas on charges of causing death by dangerous driving. This is now a decision for the US authorities.”

 

Ms Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the US after the crash which killed Dunn outside RAF Croughton on 27 August. But the UK Foreign Office later said her husband was not a consular official whose role allowed family members immunity from prosecution.

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla.

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