U.S diplomat’s wife ‘who hit and killed teenager Harry Dunn’ is seen driving for the first time after claiming diplomatic immunity and returning to America
- Anne Sacoolas, 42, hit Harry Dunn’s motorbike in Nottinghamshire on August 27
- She was seen driving for the first time since her arrival back to the United States
- Ms Sacoolas refused to answer questions put to her by an ITV news team
The suspect in the death of Harry Dunn has been seen driving for the first time since her arrival back to the United States.
Anne Sacoolas, 42, the wife of an American intelligence officer, is claimed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit 19-year-old Harry Dunn’s motorbike outside RAF Croughton, Nottinghamshire on August 27.
However the American, who claimed diplomatic immunity and was allowed to return to the US, refused to answer questions after being approached by ITV journalists after she was seen behind the wheel for the very first time.
During the exclusive footage, the American, who sparked outrage after she was allowed to return to the U.S., is seen driving into the driveway of a property when she is approached by British television.
Anne Sacoolas, 42, was seen driving into the driveway of a property in the U.S. when she is approached by ITV news
Ms Sacoolas, who is claimed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit Harry Dunn’s, 19, motorbike in Nottinghamshire, was approached by reporters
As the clip continues the reporter asks: ‘Can I talk to you? Hi, Ms Sacoolas it’s British television can I have a word with you please.’
Ms Sacoolas refuses to answer and gives an abrupt ‘no’ before she is asked: ‘Will you go back to the UK Ms Sacoolas?’
The suspect then drives out of the driveway and heads away from the news team as the cameras continue to film her car.
Following the footage, Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles told ITV news that she had found Sacoolas’ behaviour ‘cold hearted’.
She said: ‘Her life looks so normal, and she has completely wrecked ours.’
Ms Charles added: ‘And for her to not even want to talk to you, to try and redeem herself in any way, to try to take a few minutes with you to try and explain why she’s doing that…
‘I find that really cold hearted… because we’ve been giving her the benefit of the doubt all along, and we didn’t want to think she was getting on with her life… She clearly is and it hurts like hell.’
After she is confronted by the news team, Ms Sacoolas gives an abrupt ‘no’ before she is asked: ‘Will you go back to the UK Ms Sacoolas?’
The suspect then drives out of the driveway and heads away from the television crew
After being shown the footage, Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles told ITV news that she had found Sacoolas’ behaviour ‘cold hearted’
Sacoolas’ appearance comes nearly a week after it was announced that Harry’s parents Tim and Charlotte would be suing the suspect in the US using a 245-year-old English law.
Harry’s parents arrive in the US this week to meet with their lawyer and finalise arrangements for the civil suit against Sacoolas, which will be submitted in a court in Virginia, where the American currently lives.
Following their son’s death Mr Dunn and Ms Charles penned an open letter to the UK and US authorities, Crown Prosecution Service which read: ‘You have treated us like we are dirt on the bottom of your shoes and we simply do not understand why.
‘Anne Sacoolas should never have been allowed to leave and you robbed us of our right to seek justice.’
In the letter the family directly addressed Mrs Sacoolas and added: ‘We wish you no ill will, but you took our son’s life that night and you must return to the UK to face the consequences of your actions as anyone else would have to do.’
Harry Dunn, 19, was riding a motorcycle outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August when he was struck and killed by Anne Sacoolas
Harry’s parents Tim and Charlotte arrived in the U.S this week to finalise arrangements for the civil suit against Sacoolas
Ms Sacoolas (pictured) claimed diplomatic immunity and was allowed to return to the US following the crash