UK police to interview US diplomat's wife about fatal crash

A photo taken on Oct 19 shows floral tributes on the roadside in Northamptonshire, England, at the spot where British motorcyclist Harry Dunn was killed on Aug 27.
A photo taken on Oct 19 shows floral tributes on the roadside in Northamptonshire, England, at the spot where British motorcyclist Harry Dunn was killed on Aug 27.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - British police officers will travel to the United States to interview the wife of a US diplomat who was given diplomatic immunity after her alleged involvement in a car crash which killed a British teenager.

"The suspect has cooperated fully with the police and with the authorities," Nick Adderley, the chief constable of Northamptonshire Police, told reporters.

"She has also requested to be interviewed by British police officers, under caution, in the United States."

Harry Dunn, 19, died in August after his motorcycle collided with a car driven by Anne Sacoolas near RAF Croughton, an air force base in Northamptonshire in central England used by the US military.

On Monday, foreign minister Dominic Raab told Parliament Britain was reviewing the rules which govern diplomatic immunity arrangements for US personnel at the air force base.

President Donald Trump met Dunn’s parents earlier this month in Washington, saying their meeting was “sad” but “beautiful”.

In a subsequent interview, the family said they felt pressure to allow Sacoolas to join the session.