Harry Dunn’s mother talked about her “great relief” when she found a solution to the damages claim filed against her son’s murder suspect.
Charlotte Charles told PA news agency that balancing criminal and civil cases “was a lot of our energy and resources,” and that a criminal proceeding against Anne Sakurus was filed. I’m sure, “he added.
At the White House on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson added that President Joe Biden was “individually trying to do things” in the case and “thanks for it.”
The two leaders met on the day 19-year-old Harrydan’s parents Charlotte Charles and Timdan reached a “resolution” in a US civil lawsuit against Sakulas seeking damages.
The 44-year-old was charged with dying from dangerous driving after a car accident outside the RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August 2019.
The US government claimed diplomatic immunity on behalf of Sakurus and was able to return to his home country 19 days after the clash.
The transfer request submitted by the Interior Department was rejected by the US State Department in January 2020.
Charles spoke to PA and said:
“I was stressed that I had to spend a lot of our energy and resources and travel to the United States in the midst of a pandemic.
“We can now focus on the criminal case and are very confident that it will happen now.
“We really need to take a small step towards mental health. We have achieved a lot, but we still have a lot to do.
“We were busy and didn’t have the opportunity to look back at all the achievements. While waiting for the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] I want to absorb all the successes of the campaign, spend time with my family and be kind to myself.
“We miss Harry so much that his heart is broken. I hope they can someday repair and begin to return to some sort of normal condition, but until the indictment and Harry’s death hearing are over. Does not.
“I still have a lot of questions that need to be answered.”
Biden weighted after reaching a resolution in a civil proceeding.
The president sat next to Johnson in the Oval Office and told reporters: I got the impression that a civil settlement was reached, but I don’t know. Based on what I was told, it was not an intentional act. But I will follow up on that. “
“It was a new person … driving on the other side of the road, unquote.”
Foreign Minister Liz Truss told reporters that the damages agreement was not the “absolute” end of the matter.
As she talked on the train to Washington, where she met Biden, Truss was asked if the resolution of the civil proceedings in Britain was the end of Britain’s efforts for the return of Sakurus.
“Absolutely not. We continue to seek Harry’s justice,” she said.
Details of the deal have not been disclosed, but family spokesman Rad Saiger said the resolution meant that Dan’s parents could focus on pending criminal cases.
Truss said it had filed a proceeding with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Dan.
The damages claims filed against Sakurus and her husband Jonathan unearthed a large amount of unheard-of material, including the role of the State Department that the couple played at the time of the crash.
The Alexandria District Court in Virginia, USA, heard that the pair’s work in intelligence was a “factor” for departure from the United Kingdom when they left for “safety reasons.”
Lawyers acting on behalf of Sacoolas were asked to comment.
By Josh Payne