Harry Dunn: Anne Sacoolas to face UK court via video link accused of causing teen’s death by dangerous driving

Anne Sacoolas will face court accused of causing the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn by dangerous driving

Harry Dunn
Harry Dunn
Harry Dunn

US citizen Anne Sacoolas is due to face criminal proceedings in the UK charged with causing Harry Dunn’s death by dangerous driving.

Sacoolas, 44, is accused of killing the teenage motorcyclist in a road crash outside US military base RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27, 2019.

At a glance 5 key points

  • Anne Sacoolas, who is a US citizen, is accused of killing teenager Harry Dunn in a road crash in 2019 in Northamptonshire
  • She had diplomatic immunity and was able to leave the UK days after incident
  • Case will be heard in January at Westminster Magistrates Court
  • She will appear via video link
  • CPS charged her in December 2019 with causing death by dangerous driving

The Sacoolas case will be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on January 18, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

It is understood she will appear via video-link from the US.

She had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the US government following the collision, and was able to leave the UK 19 days after the incident.

What has the CPS said?

The CPS reached the decision to charge Anne Sacoolas with causing Mr Dunn’s death by dangerous driving in December 2019.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: “While the challenges and complexity of this case are well known, we remain committed to securing justice in this matter.

“The case will be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 18 January.

“Anne Sacoolas has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice any proceedings.”

Mr Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, said her family were feeling “very emotional” after hearing the news.

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