In their first face-to-face meeting, the PM brings up the Harry Dunn case.
In his first face-to-face encounter with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister David Cameron brought up the issue of adolescent biker Harry Dunn.
Boris Johnson stated again that the UK wants justice for the 19-year-old who was killed on August 27, 2019 after a car collided with his motorcycle outside a US military base in Northamptonshire.
Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence official stationed at RAF Croughton, has been accused with causing the teen’s death via reckless driving.
Harry’s parents are overjoyed that the Prime Minister has taken the initiative to raise the issue with President Biden as soon as possible.
Following the crash, the suspect was granted diplomatic immunity and was free to return to her native country, igniting international outrage.
Mr Johnson reasserted the UK Government’s position on the matter during his first face-to-face meeting with President Biden in Cornwall on Thursday.
“The PM mentioned the tragic Harry Dunn case with President Biden and repeated that the UK wants to see justice done for the family,” a No 10 spokeswoman said, confirming it had been raised.
In previous meetings, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab brought up the issue with his US counterpart Tony Blinken.
The Dunn family expressed their delight at the case being brought up at the “first available time.”
“Harry’s parents are very glad to see that the PM has taken the chance to raise the situation with President Biden at the first available moment,” Radd Seiger, a spokesman for the Dunn family, said the PA news agency after the PM mentioned the subject with President Biden.
“This correctly demonstrates the importance of this subject, and we thank the Prime Minister and his team for doing so.
“As both parties are aware, there is no greater force on earth than a mother’s love for her kid.
“Until justice is served, the family will continue to pursue it.”
The Dunn family has filed a legal challenge to Sacoolas’ diplomatic immunity, which will be heard by the Court. (This is a brief piece.)