Archbishop of Canterbury demands wife of US diplomat be extradited to UK

Anne Sacoolas has admitted driving on wrong side of the road in crash that killed Harry Dunn

The archbishop of Canterbury has written to the US ambassador in London demanding that the wife of an American diplomat be extradited to the UK for police questioning over the death of Harry Dunn.

Justin Welby has intervened in the long-running dispute over diplomatic immunity after Dunn, 19, was killed when his motorbike was involved in a head-on collision with a car.

Anne Sacoolas, the motorist suspected of driving the Volvo in Northamptonshire on 27 August, admitted she had been driving on the wrong side of the road outside RAF Croughton during the crash but claimed diplomatic immunity and was allowed to return to Maryland.

A letter was sent on 8 October from the archbishop’s official residence at Lambeth Palace in London, although he has yet to receive a reply.

The archbishop said Sacoolas, 42, should be extradited to the UK to allow a “full and proper investigation”.

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