Harry Dunn’s family launch fundraiser as they plan to take Anne Sacoolas extradition battle to US courts
As Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous driving they said donations are ‘more important than ever’
The family of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn is appealing for donations to launch a campaign calling for the woman suspected of causing his death to be extradited from the US. The 19-year-old died in August when his motorbike collided with a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.
His parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, who are fighting for the case to be brought to court, have already received more than £112,000 from members of the public which they have used to fight various legal battles.
But after the decision to charge 42-year-old US citizen Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving on Friday, they said donations are now “more important than ever”.
Family spokesman Radd Seiger said they would now “take the message to all our American friends… who we believe do not stand shoulder to shoulder with their government who are harbouring Anne Sacoolas”.
After the crash Ms Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and was able to return to her home country. Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Seiger said: “To all our friends and supporters, on behalf of Harry’s family, thank you again for all you have done for us and for your kind donations.
“It is more important now than ever that you do.
“The very rule of law is at stake and Team Harry are now launching a campaign in the USA itself to have Anne Sacoolas extradited to the UK and to take the message to all our American friends and cousins who we believe do not stand shoulder to shoulder with their government who are harbouring Anne Sacoolas.”
“As you will have seen, Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous driving on Friday and extradition proceedings are now commencing.
“Anne Sacoolas is innocent until proven guilty and we must all respect her absolute right to a fair trial when she comes back.”
Outlining the importance of donations to the family’s cause, Mr Seiger said: “However, this is a call for everyone to please continue to donate to the Go Fund Me campaign and for those who have yet to do so to please contribute to the cause.
Should you wish to donate please go to: https://ie.gofundme.com/f/Justice4harry