Harry Dunn’s mum reveals she broke down after finally stripping his bed six weeks after his death in crash with US diplomat’s wife

The Sun 1 month ago

HARRY Dunn’s mum revealed how she finally stripped her dead son’s bed six weeks after the 19-year-old was killed in a crash with a US diplomat’s wife.

Cops in England believe Anne Sacoolas, 42, hit Harry with her Volvo after driving for 400 yards on the wrong side of the road in August when leaving RAF Croughton, Northants.

Harrys mum Charlotte Charles has spoken of her pain
Harry Dunn was just 19-years-old when he was killed in the crash
Anne Sacoolas, who fled after Harry Dunn died in a head-on collision, was previously rapped for ‘failing to pay attention’ while driving

Her husband Jonathan, 43, was working “in intelligence” at the base, which is used by the US as a spy station called the Joint Intelligence Analysis Center.

Harry’s heartbroken parents are now preparing to fly out to the US after it emerged Sacoolas had fled to the US seeking diplomatic immunity before she was able to be quizzed over dangerous driving.

Mum Charlotte Charles, 44, says the simple domestic action of removing the bed linen devastated her afresh.

“That broke me, really broke me,” she told the MailOnline.

“It was the first time in six weeks I’ve really cried — really, really cried. There have been little breakdowns but we’ve all had to try to be stoic for Niall.”

Charlotte recalled how it was a warm 25C day when Harry rode out to see his twin Niall, who’d moved away from home.

“I drove past him on my way home from work at 7.10pm. He nodded to me. I put up my hand and thought I’d see him in a couple of hours.

“Well I did, but he wasn’t alive the next time I got to…”

The family have appealed to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to intervene in the case, but were told the US government had twice refused requests for Sacoos’ immunity to be waived.

They are now crowdfunding to travel to the US in a bid to change Donald Trump’s mind, and will even appear on US television to gain public support.

“This is an abuse of diplomatic immunity,” said Charlotte. “When the laws were drawn up in the Sixties they weren’t intended to protect a diplomat’s wife who had, albeit unintentionally, killed a 19-year-old boy in an accident.

“No one else should ever have to suffer as we are — as Harry did.

“It still feels unreal. But when you wake up in the morning, if you manage to get any rest at all, and that gnawing grief feeling in the pit of your tummy hits you, you know it is.”

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