Friday 18 October 2019 / 3:20 PM Emily Thornberry / Foreign Policy

Inquiry needed to get justice for Harry Dunn’s family

Emily Thornberry MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting after Dominic Raab admitted the Foreign Office asked police to delay telling Harry Dunn’s family that Anne Sacoolas had left the country, said:

“It now looks increasingly clear that the Foreign Secretary and his officials have something to hide in terms of how they responded to this dreadful tragedy, why they allowed Anne Sacoolas to leave the country, and why they delayed informing Harry Dunn’s family of her departure.

“And we also have to ask what matters more to Dominic Raab: the grief of a bereaved British family or the approval or a corrupt American president?

“We need an urgent parliamentary inquiry to uncover who did what in this case, who took the decisions, when they were taken, and why. The rights, justice and answers that are due to Harry Dunn’s grieving family can no longer be denied.”