Harry Dunn’s parents refused documents on ‘secret agreement’ with US

The High Court has refused an application by Harry Dunn’s parents for the Foreign Office to disclose evidence relating to a “secret agreement” between the UK and US governments which is said to have given diplomatic immunity to their son’s alleged killer. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn are bringing legal action against Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Northamptonshire Police, claiming they acted unlawfully over the departure of Anne Sacoolas from the UK. Lord Justice Flaux said: “Whilst we, of course, acknowledge his eminence, we do not consider any of that evidence to be admissible or relevant to the issues we have to decide.” The court directed that a full hearing of Mrs Charles and Mr Dunn’s case will be heard in October or November. Geoffrey Robertson QC, representing Mrs Charles and Mr Dunn, earlier told the court that the Foreign Office “has through its actions obstructed a criminal investigation, under pressure from the United States”. Mr Robertson said the case “turns on the interpretation of a secret agreement made in 1995, and updated in 2001, between the US and UK as a result of a US request to add up to 200 technical officers as diplomatic agents at RAF Croughton”. Sir James also rejected the “serious allegation” that the Government had failed to disclose relevant documents to Mr Dunn’s parents, saying: “There is no basis whatever for the repeated assertion, both in these proceedings and the media, that the Secretary of State has failed in any way to comply with his duty of candour.” Mr Dunn’s parents released a statement ahead of Thursday’s hearing, saying: “All we want is for Anne Sacoolas to come back.” They told the PA news agency it was clear that “something went badly wrong in London” before their son’s alleged killer left the UK.