Harry Dunn’s alleged killer Anne Sacoolas is reportedly willing to discuss the possibility of a virtual trial in the UK.
Sources close to the 43-year-old told the Press Association (PA) that despite the attorney general’s office considering conducting a trial remotely, she had not yet been approached about the matter.
PA said it understood Mrs Sacoolas wished to speak with UK authorities to find a path forward.
Boris Johnson had said he would “support anything” that gets justice for the 19-year-old motorcyclist after he was asked about the prospect of a virtual trial.
Mr Dunn, 19, was hit outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August 2019 by Sacoolas, who had just left the American intelligence base where her husband worked.
But she later claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the US.
Asked if he would support a virtual trial, the prime minister said: “There is the legal possibility that you mention.
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“I think the best thing that I can say is, I will support anything that helps to bring justice for Harry Dunn and brings some sort of closure for his family because they have suffered for a long time.”
Mrs Sacoolas was charged with causing Mr Dunn’s death by dangerous driving in December, but the UK’s extradition request was rejected by the US.
Mr Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, welcomed Mr Johnson’s remarks.
“The last year has been a year in which we’ve really struggled, we wouldn’t wish anything we’ve been through on our worst enemy… it’s taken every ounce of energy we can muster to get through every hour of every day to this point,” she said.