Home secretary Priti Patel has filed a formal request with the US government for the extradition of the American diplomat’s wife involved in a car crash which killed a British teenager.
Anne Sacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous driving last month after Harry Dunn, 19, was knocked off his motorbike and killed outside an RAF base in Northamptonshire in August.
A government spokesperson said: “Following the Crown Prosecution Service’s charging decision, the Home Office has sent an extradition request to the United States for Anne Sacoolas on charges of causing death by dangerous driving. This is now a decision for the US authorities.”
Ms Sacoolas, 42, claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the US after the crash which killed Dunn outside RAF Croughton on 27 August. But the UK Foreign Office later said her husband was not a consular official whose role allowed family members immunity from prosecution.