The American woman responsible for the death of teenager Harry Dunn, appears to have deleted everything off her phone for the day when she drove into Harry while he was on his motorbike. Call records are still on her sim for either side of that crucial day.
The legal representative for Harry Dunn’s family, said the suspect may have been distracted by her mobile phone at the time of the fatal crash.
The 19-year-old died near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August 2019 when a car driven by suspect Anne Sacoolas hit his motorbike.
Ms Sacoolas, who worked for the American Intelligence agency, later left the country, claiming diplomatic immunity.
The UK Crown Prosecution authorised Northampton Police to extradite Mrs Sacoolas to charge her with death by dangerous driving, but America would not allow it. The maximum sentence could be 14 years.
The US said she has diplomatic immunity – meaning there can be no criminal prosecution.
International rules protect officials and their families from unjust interference from host nations while they are stationed abroad.
In 1995 the rules were changed regarding diplomatic immunity, that meant if you committed a crime that was nothing to do with your job, then you would not be able to claim diplomatic immunity. When Mrs Sacoolas killed Harry Dunn, this was not part of her job description.
Click here for a secure way to sign up, you will be supporting independent news. Click the button below.
Disagree with this article? why not write in and you can have your say? email us