Trump meets parents of United Kingdom motorcyclist killed by USA diplomat’s wife

Trump meets parents of United Kingdom motorcyclist killed by USA diplomat’s wife

Trump meets parents of United Kingdom motorcyclist killed by USA diplomat’s wife

The parents of Harry Dunn have vowed to continue their fight for justice following a White House meeting with Donald Trump where they were told the USA woman allegedly responsible for their son's death would not return to the UK.

Police questioned Anne Sacoolas, 42, reportedly the wife of a USA intelligence official, but she returned to the US claiming diplomatic immunity.

His parents want Sacoolas, who left Britain under a disputed claim of diplomatic immunity, to return to England to speak to the police.

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Dunn's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, described the meeting, explaining that they had no idea they were meeting with the president and had been invited to the White House to meet with "a senior official".

Mr Dunn's parents have been pressing for Ms Sacoolas to return to Britain, and held a press conference in NY on Monday to press their case.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn were welcomed to the White House on Tuesday.

There they said they were met by Mr Trump himself, learned that the diplomat's wife was in the building, and that Mr Trump wanted them to meet her in front of photographers.

Through her lawyer, Sacoolas made a public apology for Harry's death and said she would like to meet with his parents.

"We don't want a meeting on United States soil where she now remains hidden and have his death swept under the carpet. If it happens, it will be back in the U.K.' That's when O'Brien erupted, his face went all red, and I thought he was going to lunge at me", Seiger recounted. "We didn't want to be sort of railroaded, not into a circus as such, but a meeting we weren't prepared for", he said. "We will review where we are up to and determine next steps shortly when we will comment further".

She said that emotionally it would not be good for her, her husband or for Sacoolas to meet on such short notice, without therapists or mediators present. "It took your breath away when he mentioned it the first time", Dunn's father said.

Dunn, 19, was killed August 27 when Sacoolas' Volvo struck his motorcycle head-on while she drove on the wrong side of a Northamptonshire road, authorities allege.

Charles said it was the "wrong setting".

"So she's asking me to call off the media and I went back and said: 'Actually, I don't think this is helpful to us - it's essential". The family felt a "bit rushed".

"I am afraid that I am left with no other conclusion that this is an attempt by Ms Sacoolas to salvage her position after the tragic collision and her family departing to the United States unannounced".

A statement issued by Sacoolas's lawyer, Amy Jeffress, said: "We are trying to handle the matter privately and look forward to hearing from the family or their representatives".

"If it doesn't come in the way we want it, we will continue to work and try to get the diplomatic immunity rules changed".

"What we don't know is whether somebody cocked up or whether they were put under pressure by the Americans to concede".

However, the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a letter written to Dunn's family that Sacoolas' diplomatic immunity "is no longer pertinent".

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