For the sake of justice, Anne Sacoolas should do the decent thing and return to the UK

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Monday 14 October 2019 18:41 BST
Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, parents of Harry Dunn, leave the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London
Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, parents of Harry Dunn, leave the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London (Reuters)

I am becoming increasingly saddened and incensed by Anne Sacoolas’s stance since the death of teenager Harry Dunn. This lady seems almost “removed” from the situation, given her statements, as though she is just a bystander passing on condolences to a family she has absolutely no connection with.

I appreciate she will be being advised what to say/what not to say, but the way she is behaving is leading to an air of over-importance on her part, almost verging on her having celebrity status right now.

This is so wrong – she should not be making this tragedy worse for Harry’s parents.

She should simply keep quiet and return to the UK quietly, as anyone else in her situation would have to do.

Yours sincerely,

Judi Martin

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