Harry Dunn crash: US citizen appears in court

Harry Dunn
Harry Dunn died following a collision outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in 2019 (Image: Justice4harry19)

A US citizen has appeared in court to face a charge of causing the death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn by dangerous driving.

Anne Sacoolas, 45, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via videolink from the United States.

Mr Dunn, 19, died following a collision outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in August 2019.

She was granted unconditional bail and the case will next be heard at the Old Bailey on 27 October.

Mrs Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the US administration following the collision near RAF Croughton and left the UK 19 days later.

Tim Dunn, Tracey Dunn, Charlotte Charles, Bruce Charles
Harry Dunn’s father Tim Dunn, with his wife Tracey Dunn, and Harry Dunn’s mother Charlotte Charles, with husband Bruce (left to right) were at court (Image: PA Media)


The family of Harry Dunn, including his parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, and twin brother Niall, were at court for the appearance.

At the six-minute hearing, the defendant spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth as she followed proceedings next to her lawyer, Amy Jeffress.

The chief magistrate Paul Goldspring told Mrs Sacoolas she would be required to appear in person at the Old Bailey.

But he said that might change as there would be a joint application to allow Mrs Sacoolas to appear via videolink again.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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