Monday, 7 October 2019

Diplomat's Wife Named As Anne Sacoolas

The US Government may have declined to name the US Diplomats wife who struck and killed Harry Dunn while driving her car on the wrong side of the road citing security and privacy considerations, but the British media had no such qualms and the name Anne Sacoolas, wife of Jonathan Sacoolas, is now on every news website.
What we know is that after the 19 year old Harry was killed while riding his motorbike in Croughton,Northamptonshire, 42 year old Anne Sacoolas was taken into police custody and admitted liability and assured UK Police that she would not leave the country before being contacted by a member of the US Embassy and advised to leave the UK sharpish, which she did and then claimed Diplomatic Immunity.
Psychology graduate Sacoolas, had only been in the U.K. for three weeks and has two children, one of which was in the front seat of the car at the time and lives in Virginia and has previous for driving without due care and attention, receiving a fine in 2007.
British Police and Government officials including the Prime Minister have called on the immunity to be waived and for Sacoolas to return to the country to face questioning and face possible charges of causing death by dangerous driving for the crash but the U.S. State Department said in a statement: 'Any questions regarding a waiver of immunity with regard to our diplomats and their family members overseas in a case like this receive intense attention at senior levels and are considered carefully given the global impact such decisions carry; immunity is rarely waived'.
Boris Johnson has said that if Anne Sacoolas continues to evade justice then he will take the case up with President Donald Trump but the US Embassy tactic of not naming her didn't go so well.

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