Harry Dunn: Coroner warned of US personnel driving on wrong side of road

The former Suffolk Coroner, Dr Peter Dean, warned about Americans driving on the wrong side of the road 12 years ago.

His comments have emerged in the wake of Harry Dunn's death; the teenager was hit by a car driving on the right while riding his motorbike on a road near RAF Croughton.

Dr Dean issued the warning after the deaths of two US airmen Credit: ITV Anglia

The main suspect is Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat who has secured diplomatic immunity in the US.

In 2007, Dr Dean wrote to the US Air Force (USAF) expressing his concerns about service personnel using British roads.

It followed the deaths of two American airmen on roads near RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

WATCH: Our report from May 2007 on Dr Dean's call for the USAF to learn lessons.

Speaking about the incident which killed Harry Dunn, President Donald Trump admitted he had driven on the wrong side in the UK.

He said: "The woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, and that can happen. You know, those are the opposite roads, that happens.

"I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did.

"When you get used to driving on our system and then you're all of a sudden on the other system where you're driving - it happens. You have to be careful, very careful."

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President Trump admitted he'd driven on the wrong side of the road Credit: PA