Harry Dunn’s smash death sus­pect named a fugi­tive by In­ter­pol

Daily Express - - NEWS - By Christo­pher Buck­tin US Ed­i­tor

IN­TER­POL has is­sued a “red no­tice” for the Amer­i­can woman sus­pected of killing the Bri­tish teenager Harry Dunn.

Di­plo­mat’s wife Anne Sa­coolas, 42, could now be ar­rested if she leaves the US.

Northamp­ton Po­lice, which ap­plied for the or­der, sent an email to Harry’s par­ents con­firm­ing they had been suc­cess­ful and that Sa­coolas is now “Wanted In­ter­na­tion­ally”.

They added: “Should she leave the USA, the wanted cir­cu­la­tions should be en­acted.”

A red no­tice is not an in­ter­na­tional ar­rest war­rant but it can re­quest that law en­force­ment lo­cate and pro­vi­sion­ally de­tain a sus­pect “pending ex­tra­di­tion, sur­ren­der or sim­i­lar le­gal ac­tion”. The US has said it will not com­ply.

Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles said yes­ter­day: “This is im­por­tant news that has just been passed on to us, and we are in pieces.

“It’s been a ter­ri­ble time for us. We are ut­terly bereft and heart­bro­ken and miss our Harry ev­ery minute of ev­ery sin­gle day.

“I just want to urge Mrs Sa­coolas to come back to the UK and do the right thing. Face jus­tice and maybe then our two fam­i­lies can come to­gether af­ter the tragedy and build a bridge.”

Fam­ily spokesman Radd Seiger said of the no­tice: “It ren­ders Sa­coolas a fugi­tive on the run and it means that she would be ar­rested and re­turned to the UK the minute she at­tempts to set foot out of the USA.

“More im­por­tantly, it means that the Bri­tish au­thor­i­ties have con­cluded that she did not have diplo­matic im­mu­nity at the time of Harry’s death. Red no­tices would not be served on valid diplo­mats.

“I would urge the au­thor­i­ties in Lon­don and Wash­ing­ton and Mrs Sa­coolas’ le­gal team to come to­gether to re­turn her to the UK to face the English jus­tice sys­tem, where she will get a fair trial.

“I am sure that both fam­i­lies have suf­fered for far too long, and it is time for her to do the right thing.”

Harry, 19, was killed on Au­gust 27 when a car hit his mo­tor­bike near the US mil­i­tary base RAF Croughton in Northamp­ton­shire.

Sa­coolas was charged with caus­ing death by dan­ger­ous driv­ing af­ter it was al­leged she was on the wrong side of the road.

She had been liv­ing at the base with her hus­band and three chil­dren. They moved to Vir­ginia, near Wash­ing­ton DC, af­ter she claimed diplo­matic im­mu­nity.

US Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo re­fused the Bri­tish re­quest for Sa­coolas to be ex­tra­dited to the UK.

Con­ser­va­tive MP David Davis said of the red no­tice: “Since the Dunn fam­ily were not seek­ing a cus­to­dial sen­tence, this just demon­strates the Amer­i­can’s han­dling of this has only made a tragic sit­u­a­tion worse.”

Vic­tim...Harry Dunn was 19

Wanted...Anne Sa­coolas, 42

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