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Media captionDunn family on Raab meeting: “We feel let down”

The family at the centre of a sequence over diplomatic immunity after their son died in a automobile gate-crash described a meeting with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as feeling like a “publicity stunt”.

Harry Dunn, 19, died in a accident with a Volvo in Northamptonshire on 27 August.

American diplomat’s wife Anne Sacoolas, suspected of driving the other vehicle, later left the UK to return to the US.

Boris Johnson has spoken to President Trump who told a press briefing Harry’s death was a “terrible accident”.

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Media captionTrump says fatal car disintegrate by diplomat’s wife was ‘accident’

Police have said CCTV of the clang which killed the girl shows the Volvo travelling on the wrong side of the road.

Speaking after his speech with the “ministers “, President Trump said: “The woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, and that can happen.

“You know, those are the opposite streets, 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 vehicle has diplomatic immunity, we’re going to speak to her very shortly and see if we can do something where they meet.

“It was an accident, it was a ghastly accident.”

Image copyright Family Photo Image caption Harry Dunn died in hospital after his motorbike was in a disintegrate with a Volvo

After meeting the foreign secretary, Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles said she felt “let down” by both the UK and US governments.

She said: “I can’t certainly look the object as to why we were invited to see Dominic Raab. We are no further forward than where we were this time last week.

“Part of me is feeling like it was just a publicity stunt on the UK Government side to show they are trying to help.

“But, although he is engaging with us, we have no answers. We are genuinely frustrated that we could spend half an hour or more with him and just come out with nothing.”

Together with Harry’s father Tim Dunn, she met Mr Raab in the hope he would insist the US to waive Ms Sacoolas’ diplomatic immunity.

Mr Dunn said: “I felt excessively let down by the Government today, or by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

“I’m deeply, profoundly disappointed that they think it’s okay to kill a young fellow on his bicycle and they are able to just walk away.

“I don’t envision both governments or the Commonwealth Office have any clout to do anything.”

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles felt there was little point to their meeting with the foreign secretary

Number 10 said the Prime Minister suggested US President Donald Trump to reconsider the decision to allow Ms Sacoolas immunity in order that “the individual involved can return to the UK, cooperate with police and allow Harry’s family to receive justice”.

Downing Street said the “leaders agreed to work together to find a way forward as soon as possible” during their conversation on Wednesday evening.

Following the meeting with Harry’s mothers, the “foreign ministers ” said: “I share the frustration of Harry’s mother and father.

“They have lost their son and the justice process is not being allowed to properly run its course.”

Meanwhile, Ms Charles recommended Ms Sacoolas to do the “humane thing to do and get on a plane and come back”.

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