AN Oxfordshire MP has expressed her ‘deepest sympathy’ for the family of Harry Dunn, a teenager who died in a motorcycle crash near Banbury involving the wife of a US intelligence officer.

Banbury MP Victoria Prentis said it was ‘disappointing’ news that the US Government last week refused the extradition of Anne Sacoolas, who was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

The 42-year-old, who was living with her husband at RAF Croughton close to Banbury when the accident happened nearby, sparked an international controversy after claiming diplomatic immunity - despite the Foreign Office later saying her husband was not a registered diplomat.

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Ms Prentis said she had been working closely with both the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP and the Dunn family's MP Andrea Leadsom to try to 'get justice' for the family.

She said there were growing concerns that if the base did not act now to stop this, there could be another serious incident on the road.

Ms Prentis said: “My thoughts and prayers are with Harry’s family. This tragic incident has affected our whole area very deeply. We have for many years enjoyed good relationships with those who serve in the base.

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“I regret the decision by the American Government to prevent the extradition of Anne Sacoolas. I hope they will reconsider. I will continue to work closely with my colleague Andrea Leadsom to keep up the pressure in London”

Since the investigation into the teenager’s death was launched, the family have taken their fight to the US and even met President Donald Trump.

Ms Prentis said this was not the only local incident where American personnel had been found driving on the wrong side of the road, as several years ago she was involved in a similar accident herself.

However she said she had always had a good relationship with the base, and called on RAF Croughton to promote safer road practice.