Donald Trump has said he will speak to the wife of a US diplomat who is wanted in connection with a fatal car crash that killed a British teenager.
The US President said officials are going to “see if we can do something” amid calls for Anne Sacoolas, reportedly married to a US intelligence official, to have her diplomatic immunity withdrawn after the death of Harry Dunn.
It comes after Boris Johnson urged Mr Trump during a phone call to reconsider the decision to let Ms Sacoolas keep her immunity after the crash near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27.
Downing Street confirmed the Prime Minister broached the subject in a telephone conversation with the US President, asking for British police to be allowed to pursue the 19-year-old motorcyclist’s death.
Ms Sacoolas, who left the UK despite telling officers she did not plan to do so, is believed to have been driving on the wrong side of the road.
“The two leaders discussed the tragic death of Harry Dunn,” said a Downing Street spokesman said earlier on Wednesday.
“The Prime Minister urged the President to reconsider the US position so the individual involved can return to the UK, co-operate with police and allow Harry’s family to receive justice.
“The President said he was fully aware of the case and deeply saddened by what has happened, and he expressed his condolences to Harry’s parents.
“The leaders agreed to work together to find a way forward as soon as possible.”
The case has picked up attention in the American media, with Fox News, known to be the Republican White House incumbent’s news channel of choice, reporting on the controversy surrounding the suspect’s immunity.
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