Harry Dunn (Picture: Justice4Harry).
Harry Dunn (Picture: Justice4Harry).
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US government advises Anne Sacoolas not to attend Harry Dunn sentencing hearing

Harry Dunn (Picture: Justice4Harry).
Harry Dunn (Picture: Justice4Harry).

The US government has advised Harry Dunn's killer not to attend her sentencing hearing and a renewed application for her to appear via video-link has been granted.

Anne Sacoolas was driving on the wrong side of the road when she crashed her Volvo and killed the 19-year-old motorcyclist in August 2019.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving in October, where sentencing judge Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb urged her to return to Britain to face justice.  

But confirming a renewed application for her to appear via video-link had been granted, a court spokesman said: "The application made jointly by the prosecution and defence for Mrs Sacoolas to participate and be sentenced by live link, has been renewed.

"The defence have supplied material in support of the application including evidence that Mrs Sacoolas' government employer has advised her not to attend in person.

"The judge has granted the application."

Mrs Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the US government following the crash near RAF Croughton, in Northamptonshire and was able to leave the UK 19 days after the incident.

In December 2019, the Crown Prosecution Service authorised Northamptonshire Police to charge her with causing Mr Dunn's death by dangerous driving.

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