Harry Dunn’s family flies to the United States and submits evidence under an oath of damages


Harry Dunn’s parents, a teenage motorcyclist, will fly to the United States to file evidence under an oath as part of a claim for damages against a suspected son’s murder.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunne will fly to the District of Columbia on Tuesday prior to the “deposit” process, which is scheduled to begin later this week.

Dan’s parents will face a lawyer who will act on behalf of suspect Anne Sakurus, who left the UK after his death in August 2019 at the age of 19 and after being claimed diplomatic immunity on her behalf.

The 43-year-old boy was charged with killing a teenager in dangerous driving after leaving the UK, but was denied a delivery request by the US State Department last January.

Sakurus, who is also required to give legal testimony by July 23 as part of a civil proceeding, has the option of witnessing Charles and Dan when their testimony is taken.

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Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunne will fly to Washington on Tuesday with dateless photos. (Jacob King / PA)

Testimony recording forms part of the “discovery” process in the Dan family’s allegations, and communications and documents related to the case are handed over prior to the year-end trial.

Dan’s mother described traveling to give evidence as “punishment and tiredness,” but added, “if you need it, you’ll travel to the ends of the globe and come back.”

Prior to their flight, Charles told PA News Agency:

“We are very grateful to the Virginia Court for allowing us to proceed with our civil proceedings there.

“We know that’s not what the US government wanted, and that insurers did their best to bring the proceedings back to the UK.”

The Dan family’s allegations made against both Sakuras and her husband Jonathan unearthed many unheard-of sources, including the role of the State Department that the couple had at the time of the crash.

The Alexandria District Court in Virginia, USA, has heard that the pair’s intelligence activities were the “factor” for their withdrawal from the United Kingdom, and that Sakurase appeared in court for “safety reasons.”

Asked how he felt prior to his testimony, Charles said:

“The whole family is suffering terribly, but to be honest, we travel to the ends of the globe and come back when we need it.

“Travel at the best of times is punishable, exhausted and obviously difficult in the midst of a pandemic, but we had to travel to appear on Thursday’s testimony record. That’s us. Is to do. “

Civil lawsuits are one of the many legal proceedings that the Dan family has entered into to ensure the justice of their son.

Earlier this month, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said Britain had a clear path to promoting a form of “virtual trial or process” in the case.

Prior to their flight, Dan told PA:

“The days gone by are becoming more and more painful.

“We have never done this before and we don’t know what to expect.

“It’s obviously hard to get involved in a proceeding, but it’s about our suffering from losing Harry, and we do whatever it takes to get justice.”

By Josh Payne

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