Lisa Nandy on the decision by Interpol to issue a red notice for Anne Sacoolas
Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on the decision by Interpol to issue a red notice for Anne Sacoolas, said:
“This is an important first step in the journey to secure justice for Harry Dunn and his family. It has been nine months since Harry lost his life and Ms Sacoolas left the UK without the permission of Northamptonshire Police. The decision to issue this notice highlights the clear and repeated failings of the Foreign Office in the handling of the case.
“It is now recognised that the decision to allow Ms Sacoolas to leave the UK – without the knowledge of the investigating police force – is a clear violation of legal protocol. It makes clear that Ms Sacoolas is wanted for crimes in the UK. Labour is working on a cross-party basis to establish a Parliamentary inquiry into how this was allowed to happen and we will continue to raise this with the United States authorities.
“The Foreign Secretary must now urgently come to the House to explain these failings, and set out how he will engage with his counterparts in the United States to resolve this situation and provide much-needed closure for Harry Dunn’s family and loved ones.”