THE wife of a US spy has been ordered to attend British court in person as she appeared for the first time over Harry Dunn's death.
Anne Sacoolas allegedly collided with the 19-year-old's motorbike as she drove for 400 yards on the wrong side of the road after leaving RAF Croughton in 2019.
The 45-year-old, who is reportedly married to a US intelligence official, was granted diplomatic immunity after the crash and flew back to the States.
Sacoolas today appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court – three years after she was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
The mum appeared via videolink from the US as Harry's parents Charlotte Charles and dad Tim Dunn watched from the public gallery.
Wearing a blue suit jacket and a spotted scarf, she was told she must attend the next hearing in person.
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But Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring added: "That may change because there will be a joint application to allow you to attend by video-link as you have today."
Sacoolas was given unconditional bail to appear at the Old Bailey on October 27.
A row has rumbled on over her extradition – with the Home Office launching proceedings to bring her back to the UK in 2019.
But the US State Department has the power to refuse extradition if they believe she still has diplomatic immunity and if the alleged offence is not a crime in both countries.
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Sacoolas also released a statement saying she would not "voluntarily" return to Britain to face a "potential jail sentence for what was a terrible but unintentional accident".
The CPS charged Sacoolas in 2019 with causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum 14-year sentence.
It came after a file of evidence was handed to the CPS following an interview by Northamptonshire Police with Sacoolas in the US.
Speaking at the time, Harry's mum wept: "We've done it.
"I'm just really proud that I've carried out my promise to one of my kids. The promise that I made we would get justice.
"It means everything. I would never have rested properly ever without being able to carry out that promise I made on the night we lost him.
"I'm just glad that we've done it."
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