Harry Dunn’s alleged killer will NOT appear in court next week

Harry Dunn’s alleged killer will NOT appear in court next week after her lawyers denied there was an agreement for her to appear via video

  • Tuesday’s hearing has been postponed, Harry Dunn’s family spokesman said
  • CPS said the hearing was vacated to allow for ‘ongoing’ discussion with suspect
  • US citizen Anne Sacoolas charged with causing death by dangerous driving










Harry Dunn’s alleged killer, Anne Sacoolas, will not appear in court next week after her lawyers denied there was an arrangement to have her appear via video.

The Westminster Magistrates’ Court hearing on Tuesday has been postponed, said Radd Sieger, the family’s spokesman.

In a statement, he urged “quick justice and closure,” adding: “It is vital for their [the family’s] mental health.’

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the hearing had been adjourned to allow for “ongoing” discussion with the US suspect.

US citizen Sacoolas is charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal traffic accident outside the US military base RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27, 2019.

The suspect had diplomatic immunity from the US government on behalf of her after the collision and was able to leave the UK 19 days after the incident.

The court hearing had previously been called into question after a spokesperson for the law firm, Arnold & Porter, who represents Sacoolas, said: “While we have always been willing to discuss a virtual hearing, there is no agreement at this time.”

Harry Dunn’s alleged killer will not appear in court next week after her lawyers denied there was an agreement for her to appear via video

Radd Sieger, spokesman for the Dunn family: “Harry Dunn’s family has just been informed that the hearing on Tuesday, January 18, had to be postponed.”

A statement issued on their behalf read: ‘We have full confidence in the Crown Prosecution Service and will wait to hear from them with further developments, hopefully in the near future.

“Harry’s family was obviously looking forward to Tuesday’s hearing, so they hope an agreement can be reached soon.

“It is vital for their mental health that justice and closure comes quickly.”

US citizen Anne Sacoolas is charged with killing the teenage motorcyclist in a traffic accident outside the US military base RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27, 2019

US citizen Anne Sacoolas is charged with killing the teenage motorcyclist in a traffic accident outside the US military base RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27, 2019

A CPS spokesman said: ‘After consultations between the parties, the hearing in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on January 18 has been vacated.

“This is intended to continue the ongoing discussions between the CPS and Anne Sacoolas’ legal representatives.

“Mrs. Sacoolas has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there is no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online that could in any way harm the proceedings.”

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