Anne Sacoolas, the killer of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, has been advised by the US government not to attend in person her sentencing at the Old Bailey. Above: Sacoolas pictured in Virginia after she returned to the US following Mr Dunn's death

US government advises Harry Dunn’s killer Anne Sacoolas NOT to attend Old Bailey sentencing in person after she fled to America following road crash that killed 19-year-old motorcyclist

The killer of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn has been advised by the US government not to attend in person her sentencing at the Old Bailey. 

Mr Dunn was killed in August 2019 when he was hit by a car driven by US diplomat’s wife Anne Sacoolas outside Croughton, a US military base in Northamptonshire.

In October, 45-year-old Sacoolas finally admitted responsibility for Harry’s death in a hearing at the Old Bailey, which she attended remotely from the US – drawing gasps from the public gallery.

She pleaded guilty to dead by careless driving and sentencing judge Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb urged her to return to Britain to face justice.  

Anne Sacoolas, the killer of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, has been advised by the US government not to attend in person her sentencing at the Old Bailey. Above: Sacoolas pictured in Virginia after she returned to the US following Mr Dunn's death

Anne Sacoolas, the killer of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, has been advised by the US government not to attend in person her sentencing at the Old Bailey. Above: Sacoolas pictured in Virginia after she returned to the US following Mr Dunn’s death

But the US has told Sacoolas not to come to the UK and has granted a renewed application for her to appear via video link.   

A court spokesman said: ‘The application made jointly by the prosecution and defence for Mrs Sacoolas to participate and be sentenced by live link, has been renewed.

‘The defence have supplied material in support of the application including evidence that Mrs Sacoolas’ government employer has advised her not to attend in person.

‘The judge has granted the application.’

Mr Dunn was killed in August 2019 when he was hit by a car driven by US diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas outside Croughton, a US military base in Northamptonshire

Mr Dunn was killed in August 2019 when he was hit by a car driven by US diplomat’s wife Anne Sacoolas outside Croughton, a US military base in Northamptonshire 

Mr Dunn’s parents, Charlotte and Tim Dunn, previously told how they felt they could ‘get back to some sort of true happy’ after Sacoolas entered her guilty plea.

Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Ms Charles said: ‘I promised I’d get him justice… so three years on, to hear that guilty plea, it’s almost indescribable. 

‘The release of tension you don’t even realise you’re holding onto. Your shoulders come down.

‘The many many silent tears that fell down every one of our faces you didn’t even expect to come because you don’t even dream that moment is going to happen. It was amazing.’

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