The Home Office has confirmed that it has requested the extradition of Anne Sacoolas following the decision of the CPS to charge her with causing the death of Harry Dunn in a car accident.
A spokesperson for the Home Office said in a statement:
“Following the Crown Prosecution Service’s charging decision, the Home Office has sent an extradition request to the United States for Anne Sacoolas on charges of causing death by dangerous driving. This is now a decision for the US authorities.”
Sacoolas, whose husband worked in the security services, has refused requests to return to the UK and has claimed diplomatic immunity. The United States has yet to announce its intentions on whether to enact the extradition request.
Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, has met with the family of Harry Dunn, the teenager who was killed in a car accident. The driver of the car in the accident was Anne Sacoolas, who then returned to the United States and claimed diplomatic immunity. Raab encouraged Sacoolas to “do the right thing” and return to the UK.
Raab said in a statement:
“Earlier today, I had a constructive meeting with Harry Dunn’s family. I appreciate how painful this is for them, and welcomed the chance to address a number of their concerns.
We are united in our determination to get justice for Harry. The Government will do everything it can. I also reaffirmed my commitment to conclude the review of the arrangements at RAF Croughton by the end of the year to ensure they cannot be used in this way again.
I appeal to Anne Sacoolas herself to do the right thing. If there is a charging decision from the Crown Prosecution Service, I urge her to come back to the United Kingdom and cooperate with the criminal justice process.
Finally, I want to pay tribute to the tenacity of Harry’s family and friends and their determination to get justice for Harry. We will support them in any way we can.”