Tragic teenager Harry Dunn's family beg US suspect to do 'the right thing'

The parents of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, from Charlton near Banbury, have called on the US suspect in the case to return to the UK to face justice, saying: "It's the right thing to do."

Mr Dunn's mother, Charlotte Charles, and the teenager's father, Tim Dunn, told a press conference in New York that they felt let down by the decision to allow Anne Sacoolas - the motorist who allegedly collided with the teenager - to flee the country and return to America shortly after the crash outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27.

  • Charlotte Charles, (mother of Harry Dunn) speaking at a press conference in New York

The suspect, 42-year-old Mrs Sacoolas, has been said by the US to be covered by diplomatic immunity as the spouse of a US intelligence official, though that protection is now in dispute.

Mrs Sacoolas has offered to meet Mr Dunn's parents.

The family said CCTV evidence in the moments leading up to the crash made it "a clear-cut case".

A tearful Ms Charles told reporters: "We just want to know that she is being brought back to the UK."

The family said CCTV evidence in the moments leading up to the crash made it

Ms Charles said the family have been told there is CCTV evidence showing Ms Sacoolas leaving the RAF base "on the wrong side of the road".

She added: "CCTV follows her all the way down the road on the wrong side of the road and you see Harry's headlight of his motorbike and then there is a big fireball when his bike went up."

"So it should have been a clear-cut case. It should have been simple and I promised Harry and we promised Harry as a family when we'd lost him that night, when we were talking to him in the hospital when we'd lost him already, that we would make sure justice was done."

The teenager's father also called on US President Donald Trump to act in an effort to secure justice for his son.

Tim Dunn (Harry's father) speaking at the press conference in New York Credit: PA

Mr Dunn said: "There's just no way I can start grieving yet, as a family we can't start, we need this resolved.

Harry Dunn with his mother Charlotte Charles Credit: Family handout/ PA

Speaking to the PA news agency following the press conference, Mr Dunn called on the suspect to "come out of hiding" and "set an example" to her own children.

He added: "Just get on the plane. Face up to what you have done, having left us seven weeks ago with what we have lost - this is 100 times, a hundred times harder than it needed to have been."

The family reiterated their hope to secure Ms Sacoolas a suspended sentence, rather than immediate custody, so as not to take her away from her family.

But they said their hopes of a meeting between the two parties should happen "in her own words, in a room, on our terms" back in the UK.