The wife of a US diplomat who fatally hit a British teenager and left the country is Anne Sacoolas, it has been revealed.
Mrs Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity and left the UK for America despite facing possible charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
Harry Dunn, 19, suffered horrific multiple injuries in the collision outside RAF Croughton – a US intelligence hub in Britain.
Harry Dunn, 19, was killed on August 27 in a car crash near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire
The US embassy has refused to grant Northamptonshire Police a waiver to interview her as a suspect.
As anger over the actions intensified, Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles called on the Prime Minister to ‘get on the phone’ to President Trump.
Mrs Charles, 44, told the Daily Mail: ‘We would ask Boris Johnson himself, if he hasn’t already, to call President Trump and urge him to right this wrong. It’s inhumane what has happened to us. Please. I’m begging you. Please help us. We won’t be able to grieve and move on and try put the pieces of our shattered lives together until we get justice for Harry.’
Sky have learned in early 1994 the US and UK governments struck a deal that all those working in RAF Croughton and their families would have diplomatic protection.
The broadcaster also report that Mrs Sacoolas has not returned to her home in the US.
Sky also say that very soon after the crash Mrs Sacoolas made it known that she had diplomatic immunity but police had the impression she was willing to cooperate so they applied to get the immunity waived. However, they found that she had left.
It was then that they found out that 'someone at the us embassy' advised her and her family to return to the US.
Mr Dunn is pictured with his mother Charlotte Charles. Ms Charles said: 'We would ask Boris Johnson himself, if he hasn’t already, to call President Trump and urge him to right this wrong'
Foreign diplomats and their families are immune from prosecution in their host country under the 1961 Vienna Convention.
It means that 23,000 people in the UK who hold this status cannot automatically be hauled before the courts if they commit a crime.
However, when an envoy or a relative is accused of a serious offence the Foreign Office will ask their home country to waive immunity.
Usually, immunity only covers diplomats and families based in London. However, a special deal is in place which gives it to diplomats and relatives based at RAF Croughton. American officials are said to have turned down the waiver request in Harry Dunn’s case because the suspect’s husband is a spy and they want to protect his identity.
It is understood US authorities told the accused woman to get on a plane. In the past, the Foreign Office has expelled diplomats suspected of serious crimes.
Last year it emerged that an attache accused of two rapes was thrown out of Britain because his country would not waive his immunity. Other allegations included sexual assault against a diplomat from Algeria, blackmail (Egypt) and possession of a firearm (Cambodia).
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has called on the US ambassador to ‘reconsider’ the decision but it is understood so far his appeals have been refused.
The Government says it is doing ‘everything it can’ but Mrs Charles, 44, said she feared her son’s death would be ‘swept under the carpet’. The mother, who works in a GP’s surgery, said her family, including Harry’s twin brother Niall, were devastated and heartbroken but had been ‘totally deprived of the ability to grieve’.
Asked what message she would give the American woman, she said: ‘Please just