U.S. diplomat's wife charged over teen's death in crash

The parents of the teenage motorcyclist are hoping for positive meetings with the Foreign Secretary and the chief constable of Northamptonshire Police on Tuesday

The decision comes after a file of evidence was handed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on 1 November.

Harry's family have been campaigning since his death to get her to return to the UK.

Sky News has shown scenes of joy and hugging between the Cobblers fan's mother Charlotte Charles, father Tim Dunn and twin brother Niall Dunn after finding out she would be charged.

Meanwhile Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Friday a review into the immunity arrangements at Croughton for U.S. personnel and their families had concluded.

Sacoolas then fled to the United States, claiming diplomatic immunity, which sparked a diplomatic row between the USA and the U.K.

Anne Sacoolas, whose husband was based at a U.S. airbase in Northamptonshire, returned to America after the auto she was driving allegedly collided with the 19-year-old's motorbike outside on August 27.

"We made that promise to him the night we lost him to seek justice, thinking it was going to be really easy", she said. But British prosecutors maintain that immunity does not apply to dependents of consular officials based outside of London.

Sacoolas was twice interviewed by Northamptonshire Police - once on the day after the crash, and on another occasion by officers who travelled to the US.

"I hope that Anne Sacoolas will now realize the right thing to do is to come back to the United Kingdom and cooperate with the criminal justice process", the foreign secretary said.

Northants Chief Constable Nick Adderley said on Tuesday if a charge was brought, it would be "pointless" to have a court date when Mrs Sacoolas is not in the country.

The Home Office, the government body responsible for policing and internal affairs, will ultimately decide whether to issue the extradition request through formal diplomatic channels, the CPS said.

A police spokesmans said: "We welcome the charging decision announced today by the Crown Prosecution Service in relation to Anne Sacoolas".



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