Charlotte Charles & Tim Dunn, Harry Dunn’s Parents: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Getty Charlotte Charles, above, is the mother Harry Dunn. Dunn's father, Tim Dunn, is pictured below.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn are Harry Dunn’s parents. Harry Dunn was killed on August 27 by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of U.S. diplomat Jonathan Sacoolas, police said. He was 19 years old.

Dunn had been riding his Kawasaki motorcycle close to the town of Croughton, 70 miles west of London, when he was struck by Sacoolas’ Volvo XC90. Authorities have said that Sacoolas had been driving on the wrong side of the road when Dunn was killed. Following the crash, Harry Dunn was rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he was pronounced dead.

Since the accident, Sacoolas, 42, has returned to the U.S. and according to the United States Embassy in London, she is claiming diplomatic immunity. Jonathan Sacoolas works at the Royal Air Force base at Croughton, where a U.S. Air Force communication station is based.

On October 15, family spokesman Radd Seiger announced that the family had been invited to the White House for a meeting that afternoon.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Tim Dunn & His Son Shared a Love of Northampton Town Football Club

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GettyNorthampton Town fans observe a minutes applause in the 19th minute to honor the memory of Northampton fan Harry Dunn.

At the time of writing, a GoFundMe page that has been set up to support Harry Dunn’s family has raised close to $40,000. The page is titled “Justice4Harry.” The page says that Harry Dunn is survived by his parents as well as twin brother, Niall, three other brothers and a sister as well as step-parents Bruce and Tracey. The family is described on the fundraising page as being a “large close-knit family.”

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GoFundMe/Harry DunnDunn pictured on the GoFundMe page which has been start in an effort to draw more attention to his death.

On the GoFundMe page, it says that Tim Dunn and Harry Dunn shared a passion for Northampton Town Football Club, their local soccer team, nicknamed the Cobblers. During the Northampton Town v Plymouth Argyle, fans of both teams joined together in a joint round of applause for Harry Dunn and his family.

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Facebook/Tim DunnTim Dunn pictured with his son.

Tim Dunn paid tribute to the fans, writing on Twitter, “Just wanted to thank #ntfc #pafc fans for the respect you guys showed my son with your applause on the 19th minute. It’s been a really tough few days since Tuesday night but the power of football gave me a smile today it was amazing.”

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The GoFundMe page also notes that there are Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages that are dedicated to Harry Dunn’s family’s efforts to have Anne Sacoolas extradited. On his personal Twitter page, Tim Dunn writes, “Cobblers and Golf mad plus love a bit of ska.”


2. Charlotte Charles Has Called Trump’s Response to the Crash ‘Beyond Any Realm of Human Thinking’

President Donald Trump has referred to Dunn’s death as a “terrible accident.” Trump said, “You know, those are the opposite roads, that happens. I won’t say it ever happened to me, but it did. So a young man was killed, the person that was driving the automobile has diplomatic immunity, we’re going to speak to her very shortly and see if we can do something where they meet.”

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Charlotte Charles (2R) and Tim Dunn, (2L), parents of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn.

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has contacted President Trump regarding the possible extradition of Sacoolas. Those efforts have been unsuccessful. During a press conference on October 9, reporter Jabin Botsford posted a photo of a talking points note that the president had been using. One note said, “(If raised) Note, as Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Secretary Raab, that the spouse of the U.S. government employee will not return to the United Kingdom.”

US diplomat's wife in fatal crash rowThe wife of an American diplomat involved in a car crash that killed a 19-year- has left the UK and is claiming diplomatic immunity. Harry Dunn was killed in a head on collision with a car which was driving on the wrong side of the road. His mother told Sky News she can't begin grieving until the culprit is brought to justice. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB2019-10-04T19:24:17.000Z

Speaking to Sky News, Charlotte Charles referred to this as “beyond any realm of human thinking.” Charles went on to say, “I don’t see the point in Boris Johnson talking to President Trump, or President Trump even taking a call from Boris Johnson. If he’d already made his decision that if it were to be asked and if it were to be raised, the answer was already going to be no.” The official word from the English government is that officials are urging President Trump to reconsider his decision.

Johnson urges return of US diplomat's wife over fatal crashThe prime minister has urged the US to reconsider its decision to grant immunity to a diplomat’s wife wanted by police in relation to a fatal car crash. Boris Johnson said: 'I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose.' He added that he was prepared to hold talks with the White House over the decision to give immunity to Anne Sacoolas, 42, who is being treated as a suspect after the collision that led to the death of Harry Dunn. Police disclosed on Saturday that Sacoolas left the UK despite telling officers she intended to remain in the country Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Harry Dunn crash: PM to raise Anne Sacoolas case with White House ► https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/07/harry-dunn-crash-pm-to-raise-anne-sacoolas-case-with-white-house Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian Sport ► http://bit.ly/GDNsport Guardian Culture ► http://is.gd/guardianculture2019-10-07T13:00:57.000Z

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has called the use of diplomatic immunity in Dunn’s death as “completely unacceptable” and has raised the prospect of mounting legal action against the United States. While Corbyn said Trump’s comments around Harry Dunn’s death were “crass and insensitive.”

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GettyFamily spokesman Radd Seiger speaks to the media on behalf of the parents of Harry Dunn, Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, after meeting with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on October 9, 2019 in London, England.

On October 9, Charles and Tim Dunn met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. According to the BBC, Dunn said following the meeting, “I’m deeply, deeply disappointed that they think it’s OK to kill a young lad on his bike and they can just walk away.” Through a family spokesperson, Radd Seiger, Harry Dunn’s parents referred to the meeting as nothing more than a “publicity stunt.” While Charles said that she felt “let down” by both the UK and U.S. Governments. In addition to meeting with Raab, Charles and Dunn met the United Kingdom Ambassador Woody Johnson.


3. Charlotte Charles & Tim Dunn Arrived in the United States on October 11 in an Effort to Draw More Attention to Their Case

Parents Of U.K. Teen Killed In Crash Involving U.S. Diplomat’s Spouse Speak Out | NBC Nightly NewsThe parents of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, who was killed while riding his motorcycle, spoke out exclusively to NBC News. “We haven’t started to grieve properly yet because nothing’s at rest,” Charlotte Charles, his mother, said. The crash involved the spouse of a U.S. diplomat, who has since left the U.K.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/breaking-news-signup?cid=sm_npd_nn_yt_bn-clip_190621 Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Parents Of U.K. Teen Killed In Crash Involving U.S. Diplomat’s Spouse Speak Out | NBC Nightly News2019-10-06T23:51:31.000Z

Tim Dunn told the BBC on October 11, “We have to go to America and speak to the American people. We can’t let this be swept under the carpet.” Dunn said that his family was considering a civil action against Anne Sacoolas. Dunn told the network that civil action was “an avenue we are looking at… We are out of our depth really, I feel like I’m on autopilot.” Dunn said that the family wants to speak with Sacoolas saying, “We want answers from her about what happened, there are things the police cannot answer.”

Family spokesman Radd Seiger told the Daily Mail that Dunn and Charles will land in Washington D.C. on October 11 and will travel to New York City on October 13. The parents are booked for interviews with NBC, CBS and ABC, according to the Mail report. Seiger added, “We will not rest until we have Sacoolas back in the UK. We don’t want a war, both families need to sit down and talk.” Seiger also said that the family felt the words coming from the White House regarding the case were “positive.”


4. Charlotte Charles Says Her Family Are Looking for Some Kind of Sign From Anne Sacoolas That Says She Is Remorseful

U.K. calls for U.S. diplomat's wife to return to face charges in teen's deathA deadly car accident in England has led to a diplomatic standoff with the U.S. Harry Dunn was struck and killed in August, and police say they were about to arrest a U.S. diplomat's wife in the case. That American woman was allowed to leave Britain under diplomatic immunity. Imtiaz Tyab reports. Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Download the CBS News app on iOS HERE: https://apple.co/1tRNnUy Download the CBS News app on Android HERE: https://bit.ly/1IcphuX Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B Each weekday morning, "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil deliver two hours of original reporting, breaking news and top-level newsmaker interviews in an engaging and informative format that challenges the norm in network morning news programs. The broadcast has earned a prestigious Peabody Award, a Polk Award, four News & Documentary Emmys, three Daytime Emmys and the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. The broadcast was also honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News division-wide coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.2019-10-07T20:52:46.000Z

In an interview with CBS News, Charlotte Charles said of Sacoolas, “She killed our boy. If it wasn’t for her being under this supposed diplomatic immunity, it would have been a clear cut case… and it’s just all turned into an absolute nightmare for us. We’ve just been left to just accept that she’s got this diplomatic immunity, and (the case is) swept under the carpet.” Charles said that her family is looking for some kind of acknowledgment from Sacoolas that she is remorseful.

US Diplomat Row: Harry Dunn's Parents Speak Out | This MorningSubscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1JM41yF 19-year-old Harry Dunn was tragically killed on 27th August when his motorbike collided with a car outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire. The suspected driver of the car, Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, has not only fled the country but has in fact claimed ‘diplomatic immunity’, meaning that she may not face any criminal charges at all, despite reports suggesting she was driving on the wrong side of the road. Harry’s grief-stricken parents, Charlotte & Tim, join us this morning to call for justice and plead with the authorities to ensure Anne is returned to the UK to be held accountable for her alleged actions. We are also joined live from the US by our This Morning reporter Tamsin Eames who has been investigating in Anne’s hometown of Vienna, Virginia. Broadcast on: 08/10/19 Like, follow and subscribe to This Morning! Website: http://bit.ly/1MsreVq YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BxNiLl Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1FbXnjU Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Bs1eI1 This Morning – every weekday on ITV and STV from 10:30am. Join Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes as we meet the people behind the stories that matter, chat to the hottest celebs and cook up a storm with your favourite chefs! Dr Zoe and Dr Ranj answer all your health questions, stay stylish with Gok Wan's fabulous fashion, be beautiful with Bryony Blake's top make-up tips, and save money with Martin Lewis. http://www.itv.com http://www.stv.tv #thismorning #phillipandholly #eamonnandruth2019-10-08T12:00:27.000Z

During an interview with ITV News in the UK, Tim Dunn said, “My son was taken from us at such a tender age doing what he loved doing most in life.” Charles said in the same interview, “We are utterly devastated by Harry’s loss. He was such a precious young man who was loved by all who knew him. Our lives have been shattered. We are totally deprived of the ability to grieve, and our lives are now painfully on hold.” Charlotte Charles touched upon that in an interview with CNN saying that if Sacoolas were to be extradited, it would “help [Harry Dunn’s family] start grieving.”


5. Charles & Dunn Are ‘Not Coping Well at All’ With the Death of Their Son

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GettyA general view of flowers left in remembrance of Harry Dunn on the B4031 near RAF Croughton on October 7, 2019 near Brackley, England.

Family spokesperson Radd Seiger said in the ITV interview, “If that weren’t bad enough, they now have a situation not of their making where the American government has whisked this American citizen back to the U.S. before they could get some justice.” Seiger added that Dunn and Charles were “not coping well at all” with the death of their son. Charles had earlier told Sky News, “We’re all broken. We’re just utterly shocked and appalled that somebody is allowed to get on a plane and go home and avoid our justice system.” Charles added that she felt Sacoolas has “got to be suffering as well. She’s a mom. Without knowing who this person is properly, we can’t … start our grieving process.”

Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police Nick Adderley has said that the investigation into Harry Dunn’s death is still ongoing. Adderly said, via the BBC, “We are expediting that file, so that file of evidence will be with the Crown Prosecution Service within the next few days.”

Harry Dunn crash: Family 'angry and frustrated' after Foreign Office meetingThe family of the teenager who was killed in a road accident involving the wife of a US diplomat are said to be 'angry and frustrated' after meeting the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab – saying the encounter 'felt like a publicity stunt'. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Harry Dunn, who was 19, died when his motorbike crashed into a car – while the main suspect, Anne Sacoolas fled to the United States after she was granted diplomatic immunity. Harry Dunn's family say they feel let down by both governments. ———————- Get more news at our site – https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/Channel4News2019-10-09T18:20:37.000Z

Northamptonshire Superintendent Sarah Johnson said that in the aftermath of the crash, all of the normal procedures were followed. Johnson said that Sacoolas engaged with the police and said that she had no plans to leave the country.

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