The family of Harry Dunn has filed a civil claim for damages against his alleged killer in the United States.
American Anne Sacoolas fled Britain following a fatal road crash which claimed the life of the 19-year-old motorcyclist last year.
She was driving on the wrong side of the road near RAF Croughton, Northants, when she struck the teen’s motorcycle head-on, say cops.
Today’s ruling comes after Harry’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, met Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill QC in London and as it was revealed they have launched a legal claim in the US.
The family’s spokesman Radd Seiger also said the DPP’s legal team had concluded the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) should not have allowed the suspect to leave the country in September.
He revealed: “The DPP made it clear to the parents that his legal team had concluded that Anne Sacoolas did not have diplomatic immunity.”
The DPP’s conclusion comes after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Parliament in October she did.
Sacoolas, 43, claimed immunity following the road tragedy in August last year.
She was able to return to her home country on September 15 but was subsequently charged with causing the teen’s death by dangerous driving in December.
An extradition request submitted by the Home Office was rejected by the US State Department in January – a decision it later described as “final”.
And the family were told the US would only agree to a “virtual trial” if it was under its law – something Mr Seiger described as a “show trial”.