Priti Patel sends extradition notice to the US for spy's wife charged with death of Harry Dunn

Mail Online | 1/10/2020 | Jack Elsom For Mailonline
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The wife of an American spy accused of killing Oxfordshire teenager Harry Dunn is facing extradition to the UK.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has formally asked the United States to hand over Anna Sacoolas, 42, who is refusing to fly back to Britain to face charges for the death of the 19-year-old motorcyclist in a driving accident.

Pressure - Government - Anger - Brewing - Atlantic

It piles pressure on the the US government to respond to the public anger brewing across the Atlantic that the mother-of-two is brazenly evading British justice.

Confirming the extradition request, a spokesman 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.

Decision - US - Authorities

'This is now a decision for the US authorities.'

Harry, from Banbury, was allegedly knocked off his motorbike by Sacoolas driving her Volvo XC90 on the wrong side of the road.

Sacoolas - Immunity - UK - Atlantic - Help

But Sacoolas, who had diplomatic immunity and so could not been arrested in the UK, bolted back across the Atlantic with the help of the US embassy.

On December 20 the Crown Prosecution Service charged Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving.

Mother-of-two - Refusal - Justice - Clamour - UK

The mother-of-two's refusal to face British justice has sparked a massive public clamour in the UK for her extradition.

In late December, Ms Patel met with Harry's grieving family at their Oxfordshire home, where...
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