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PM has no intention of meeting with us say Harry Dunn's family

The family of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn have accused the Prime Minister of having "no wish or intention" to meet them to discuss their son's death.

The 19-year-old's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, had been hopeful of a meeting with Boris Johnson after they said they had "repeated assurances" from senior members of his Cabinet.

In recent weeks, Mr Dunn's parents have met the Home Secretary, Witham MP Priti Patel and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and have had numerous discussions with their constituency MP Andrea Leadsom.

Ms Leadsom wrote a letter to the Prime Minister requesting a meeting with the family earlier this month.

Mr Dunn was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27 last year.

Anne Sacoolas, 42, the wife of a US intelligence official, claimed diplomatic immunity after the collision and was able to return to her home country, sparking an international controversy.

The US State Department has said the UK's extradition request for Mrs Sacoolas is highly inappropriate and would be an abuse.

Speaking about their hopes of a meeting with the Prime Minister, family spokesman Radd Seiger said: "

Anne Sacoolas

"Sadly, it is now clear to the parents of Harry Dunn that, despite repeated assurances to the contrary, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no wish to, or intention of, meeting with them. "For all his multiple faults, even US President Donald Trump took the time and trouble to meet with Harry's parents and extend his condolences personally, albeit for his own personal gain rather than to help Harry's parents. "Trump looked the parents in the eye and told them how sorry he was."

– Radd Seiger
Radd Seiger: claims PM avoiding the Dunn family Credit: PA Images

Mr Seiger continued: "Johnson, on the other hand, has done his level best to steer clear of Harry's parents and continues to do so.

"I have made numerous attempts to arrange the meeting and said we will meet anytime, anywhere and the meeting need not be a long one. Each offer has either been rebuffed or ignored."

Asked whether Mr Johnson would meet the family, a Downing Street spokesman said: "The legal process is ongoing and the UK has submitted the extradition request. "The Prime Minister will continue to work to get justice for Harry."

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