BORIS Johnson warned President Trump that failing to extradite the chief suspect in the death of teenager Harry Dunn would be a “denial of justice”.
The tone was welcomed by Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles ahead of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the UK later this week.
Senior Government figures have criticised the US over the way it rejected the request to return Anne Sacoolas to the UK – after she was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Harry, 19 was killed when his motorbike crashed into a car outside a US military base in Northamptonshire on August 27 last year.
Mrs Sacoolas, 42, the wife of a US intelligence official based at RAF Croughton, was granted diplomatic immunity after the crash, sparking an international controversy.
Yesterday the Prime Minister’s spokesman told a Westminster briefing: “We believe that this is a denial of justice and the individual concerned should return to the UK.”
The Prime Minister also “reiterated the need” for Mrs Sacoolas to return to the UK during a phone call with US President Donald Trump last Friday.
Harry’s parents met with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab ahead of Mr Pompeo’s arrival in London on Thursday.
Reacting to Mr Johnson’s comments, Mrs Charles, 44 said: “The fact that he has come out and said that is obviously a good thing but we hope that he can follow this up with actions now.
“He needs to use his power, because he’s the only person with the power to tell Trump and Pompeo that she needs to come back.
“It feels good that he’s on the same page as us and this is certainly a step in the right direction.”
She added: “Make the country proud of you. There are a lot of people out there who don’t necessarily have faith in this government and this is a chance for him to restore a bit of that faith.
“It’s certainly another step forward but they are words that need action behind them to show us that they are 100 per cent going to stand up for us.”
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